Saturday, 23 September 2023 02:11 GMT

French, German presidents look to establish Europe with tougher military competences

(MENAFN) France and German presidents stated that they are looking to establish a Europe with more powerful military capabilities.

In a mutual column issued by the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as well as French weekly Journal du Dimanche, French leader Emmanuel Macron in addition to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged for investing additionally in the military and defense sector to reinforce the military abilities of Europe.

This would reinforce Trans-Atlantic ties too, they believe.

Marcon and Scholz stated that “Sixty years after the signing of the Elysee Treaty (between French President Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on Jan. 22, 1963), France and Germany agree on the fundamental questions concerning the future of Europe.”

Adding, “We share the same ambition: that of a resilient, powerful, and sovereign European Union. Even in cases where we diverge, we remain more than ever determined to work out common responses, responses that we want to study with our European partners.”

They went further on to say: “We must ensure that the next generations of Europeans can live on a continent where peace, prosperity, and freedom reign.”


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