Statement of “continue support” for Ukraine from France and Germany

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that they will continue their reinforcements to Ukraine.

The ceremony held at the Sorbonne University in Paris on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the France-Germany friendship treaty, also known as the “Elysee Agreement”, was attended by French President Macron, German Chancellor Scholz, French National Assembly Leader Yael Braun-Pivet, German Bundestag Leader Baerbel. Bas, French and German officials as well as many guests attended.

In his speech here, Macron said, “To speak from Germany for a Frenchman is always to speak from a part of himself.” Using his words, he mentioned the value of the Elysee Agreement, which was signed on January 22, 1963, between the former German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and the former French President Charles de Gaulle, for the two countries, Europe and the world.

Pointing out that the 60th anniversary of the Elysee Agreement has a special meaning in a period when Ukraine resisted the invasion of Russia and the ideal of peace and dialogue was violated, Macron said, “Our unshakable support for the Ukrainian people in every field will continue.”

President Macron stated that they will continue to support Ukraine and Moldova to be granted European Union (EU) candidate country status.

Noting that France and Germany should be the pioneers for the restructuring of Europe, Macron emphasized that the two countries should lead the way to build a new power model and to develop different elements to encourage and accelerate the investments required for power transformation at the European level.

Macron added that the 23rd Meeting of the French-German Council of Ministers will be held in Paris today.

“Challenges have changed”

Prime Minister Scholz, on the other hand, reminded that the Elysee Agreement was signed less than 20 years after the Second World War, and explained that the Franco-German reconciliation paved the way for the reunification of Europe.

“The challenges we have to face as Europeans have changed.” Scholz said, “Now the problem is to protect the EU and its principles, especially against threats from outside.

Olaf Scholz, “Russian State Leader (Vladimir) Putin has imperialist aims. He is trying to change the ends with power. Ukrainians are paying a heavy price for this. But Putin’s imperialism will not prevail.” made its assessment.

Underlining that they will not allow a return to a period in which violence has taken the place of politics in Europe, Scholz said, “We will continue to give Ukraine all the support it needs to defend our European peace project as long as necessary.” used the term.

Noting that Ukraine, Moldova and 6 Balkan countries are a module of the European family, and Georgia will be a part of this family in time, Scholz emphasized the need for institutional reform in the EU and the value of developing European warplanes and tanks in France and Germany.

Parliamentary leaders of the two countries also drew attention to the value of Franco-German friendship in their speeches.