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©FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07308708 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron react at the signing of a new France-German friendship treaty in Aachen, Germany, 22 January 2019. The agreement is intended to supplement the 1963 Elysee Treaty, which Chancellor Konrad Adenauer sealed to the day exactly 56 years ago with President Charles de Gaulle in Paris. The Aachen Treaty provides for closer cooperation in economic defence and European policy.