Angela Merkel: New Franco-German Treaty Will 'Give Momentum to European Unity'
Merkel's remarks came leading up to her meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promoted friendly ties between Berlin and Paris in a video message on Saturday, which she claims are virtually self-evident.
Merkel's remarks came leading up to her meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Aachen, Germany on 22 January.
The two globalist leaders are due to sign a new Franco-German treaty which will pave the way for manifesting a united diplomatic front and work collectively in 'peacekeeping' missions.
Merkel emphasized the new cooperation treaty between Germany and France is needed "because we believe that the world has changed dramatically."
"We work in Europe; we want to give momentum to European unity. This dimension wasn't planned out in the old treaty", she said.
Merkel added the new document will conceive more "cross-border cooperation" but also s bilateral collaboration about the economy and the labor market.
"We will supplement this contract with a list of projects that will be constantly updated to show how Germany and France continue to work together in Europe," she added.
The German Chancellor noted both Berlin and Paris as close partners in foreign policy.
Ahe added that the two countries will be at the forefront of the UN Security Council for two continuous months in spring.
Berlin and Paris will offer cash as an incentive to cross-border areas, which could involve shared hospitals along with mutual business schemes or environmental projects.
But some officials view the move as a beta test for the integration of the EU.
According to Reuters:
The extension to the Elysee Treaty approved by the German and French cabinets.
I will be signed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in the German border city of Aachen, a historical symbol of European concord, on Jan. 22.
Both states will increase their participation in foreign affairs, defense, external and internal security, and development.
At the same time, they will both operate on increasing the ability of "Europe to act independently” states the treaty text.
In Paris, Macron’s office said the Elysee Treaty extension would benefit both European powers tackle “the challenges they will be confronted with in the 21st century”.