Foreign Minister Steinmeier comments on relations with France before his trip to Paris

Press release

Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (18 December) before departing for Paris:

The friendship between Germany and France is unique, the partnership between our two countries irreplaceable.

As Foreign Ministers, Laurent Fabius and I have a special responsibility to nurture and develop Franco German relations.

We intend to pool our efforts, our determination and our creativity – to benefit our countries and to help make Europe a success.