On January 22, 1963, the Elysée Treaty was signed, which is considered as the foundation of Franco-German friendship.
Today, 56 years later, a new treaty was signed in Aachen, with the aim of deepening cooperation in many areas. The Treaty of Aachen will not only further strengthen Franco-German relations at the state
level, but will also intensify cross border cooperation and the exchange of civil society.
In Delhi, the Elysée Day was celebrated by both embassies with a celebration in the Alliance Française. The German Chargé d'Affaires, Dr. Jasper Wieck and the French Cultural Counsellor and Director of the Institut Français Dr. Bertrand de Harting highlighted the importance of the Elysée Treaty – also regarding the cooperation of the German and French Embassies in India.
A concert with German, French and Indian musicians playing works by German and French composers was the highlight of the event. Various Franco-German projects in the field of culture and science are planned throughout India in the year 2019 and will be implemented in cooperation with the respective cultural institutions - Goethe Institut / Max Mueller
Bhavan, Alliance Française and Institut Français.