Celebration of the Elysée Treaty - A franco-german year in Sri Lanka
To celebrate the 1963 agreement between France and Germany and the strong bonds between the two nations, a series of events - free of charge - will be scheduled in schools and universities as well as in French and German cultural centres.
For centuries, our two countries were rivals, adversaries, even “hereditary enemies”. Their relationship went through its most tragic period during the two world wars, particularly with the crimes committed by the Nazi dictatorship. We must be aware of this historical dimension in order to get an idea of the courage and audacity shown by Konrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle in signing the Elysée Treaty on 22 January 1963.
Article from the Sunday Times - 20th of January 2013 (See on line)
Their forefathers were foes
The 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, that brought to an end the centuries-old bloody hostilities between (...)