To mark the Human Rights Day, every 10 December since 2016 Germany and France have jointly presented the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law to 15 human rights defenders.
In Toulouse, Angela Merkel and a significant proportion of the cabinet are continuing to build on the close cooperation with France. Priority issues are climate protection, innovation and strengthening Europe both internally and externally.
Germany and France are conducting a joint disarmament exercise. Verifiable disarmament is an important step on the path to a world free of nuclear weapons.
Be it in the context of climate protection, disarmament or the resolution of ongoing conflicts: “It is time to do more than just talk about sustainability. It is time to act sustainably,” emphasised Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Germany and France are furthering the agenda for a strong EU by working together on issues such as a European Security Council, the Joint Africa-EU Strategy and EU collaboration on key technologies.