Berlin, January 21 (QNA) - German Parliament (Bundestag) President Barbel Bas called for the revival of the Franco-German alliance.
Bas said in her statements today that she hopes that Franco-German relations will pick up momentum on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Elysee Treaty, adding that the French and German peoples realize that their countries are the engine of Europe.
The President of the German Parliament - who belongs to the Social Democratic Party - stated that the strength of French-German relations lies in turning the differences between the two countries into progress for Europe, referring to issues in which France and Germany can develop joint projects in the European Union, such as imposing a minimum wage among other social affairs.
On the matter of defense, Bas called for strong cooperation, saying that Europeans have to show the capacity for international action and restore their security together, adding that it is imperative that solidarity with Ukraine is maintained and that Europe provides additional support in close coordination with its partners, maintaining the unity of the continent.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit Paris on Sunday, to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, before they chair a joint meeting on the Elysee Treaty signing 60th anniversary between German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle on Jan. 22, 1963. (QNA)