The Second World War began in September 1939 with Germany’s invasion of Poland. It was here that the demonic violence of the racial-ideological war of annihilation in Central and Eastern Europe became apparent for the first time, bringing immeasurable suffering to the country’s people.
On 10 September, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will meet his counterparts Jean‑Yves Le Drian and Zbigniew Rau in Weimar – the very place where this important Franco-German-Polish forum for cooperation was launched 30 years ago.
The Weimar Triangle provides Germany, France and Poland with an important forum in which to coordinate approaches to cross-border and European issues. Alongside the governments themselves, the parliaments and civil societies of the three countries are also working closely together.
The Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland on Good Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation of 17 June 1991 forms the basis and framework for the intensive political dialogue and intersocietal contacts between the two countries.
German-Polish relations are of extraordinary importance for both sides. Since 1989, these relations have developed a dynamism unparalleled in recent history. Shared interests in many areas and the two…
Foreign Minister Maas is meeting with his French and Polish counterparts in Paris. Afterwards, Poland’s Foreign Minister Rau will visit Berlin.