Tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 June), Werner Hoyer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office and Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation, will travel to Paris for talks. There he will meet his French counterpart Pierre Lellouche and take part in a joint hearing of the National Assembly and Senate EU committees about current European policy issues. During the visit Hoyer and Lellouche will also visit the headquarters of ESA (the European Space Agency).
Minister of State Hoyer issued the following statement today (14 June) in advance of his trip to Paris:
“France and Germany agree that they will do everything necessary to deal with the impact of the financial crisis on Europe, and to build the required firewalls to enable our economies and our common currency to continue to guarantee stability, growth and solidarity in Europe.
As always we will discuss these issues with our French friends and colleagues in an honest and trustful manner. This close coordination is vital if we are to overcome the present crisis facing Europe.”
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