The twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the “Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland on Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation” is on 17 June 2016. Foreign Minister Steinmeier said:
We have devoted energy and passion to German-Polish relations in the past 25 years. The trust and friendship that have developed over this period are something that can by no means be taken for granted.
They are a strong and precious foundation that we, on both sides, must preserve as part of our historical responsibility. This is especially the case in light of the pressing tasks in Europe, for which we need Poland to be on board.
German-Polish relations have developed across a very broad spectrum in the past 25 years. Today, Germany and Poland enjoy close and friendly relations at all levels and in all areas of society.
The Commissioner for Relations with EU Member States at the Federal Foreign Office, Ambassador Joachim Bleicker, and Ambassador Cezary Król, the commissioner responsible for the anniversary year at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officially opened the German-Polish anniversary year 2016 at the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation in Warsaw on 14 January.
During the anniversary year, a wide range of political, cultural and social events will be held to celebrate the German-Polish friendship. A logo selected by the Federal Foreign Office and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation and the German-Polish Youth Office will be displayed for all governmental and non-governmental projects and events to mark the anniversary.