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    France, Germany Renew Alliance Strained Amid War in Ukraine

    France, Germany Renew Alliance Strained Amid War in Ukraine

    Paris (AP) — and are seeking to overcome differences laid bare by 's war in Ukraine while celebrating their decades-long friendship with a day of ceremonies and talks Sunday on 's security, energy and other challenges.

    Germany's entire Cabinet is in Paris for joint meetings, and 300 lawmakers from both countries are coming together at the Sorbonne University to mark 60 years since a landmark treaty sealed a bond between the longtime enemies that underpins today's European Union.

    French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will oversee two rounds of talks at the Elysee Palace, focusing first on energy and economic policy, and then on defense.

    “Let us use our inseparable friendship … to shape the present and future of our continent, together with our European partners,” Scholz said at the ceremony at the Sorbonne.

    After Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year, the European peace project is at a “turning point,” he said.

    “Putin's imperialism will not win. … We will not allow Europe to revert to a time when violence replaced politics and our continent was torn apart by hatred and national rivalries.”

    Macron added: “Our unfailing support for the Ukrainian people will continue in every field.”

    Both countries have contributed significant weaponry to Ukraine, but Ukraine is asking for tanks and more powerful arms as Russia's war drags on.

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