Events
Your Event Calendar for Frankfurt and Rhine-Main
Discover exciting events even during the Corona crisis - real or digital!
Frankfurt-Tip Annual-Gain-Game
Frankfurt-Tip Guide 2020 - read now

Bienvenue a Francfort - Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann receives Emmanuel Macron in the Römer

11.10.2017 | 07:04 Clock | Citywhispers
Bienvenue a Francfort - Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann receives Emmanuel Macron in the Römer
Bienvenue a Francfort - Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann receives Emmanuel Macron in the Römer

French President signs the Golden Book of the City of Frankfurt

(kus) Before the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair, France's President Emmanuel Macron signed the Golden Book of the City of Frankfurt on Tuesday, October 10. In addition to Macron, Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann also received Prince Félix as well as Princess Claire of Luxembourg, Walloon Prime Minister Rudy Demotte and Swiss Federal Councillor Alain Berset in the Kaisersaal of Frankfurt's Römer.

Both Frankfurt's Lord Mayor and France's President referred in their speeches to Frankfurt's historical significance as the cradle of the European community of nations. "Frankfurt is the most international city in Germany and a city that has internalized the European value system," Feldmann stressed. For example, more than 12,000 people with French passports lived in the Rhine-Main region. For decades, Frankfurt has also maintained an extremely lively partnership with the French city of Lyon. Youth exchanges play a special role here.

Macron replied that the economic metropolis in the heart of Europe and coronation site of Charlemagne had defined Europe before the union of states even existed. He was delighted to be in Frankfurt, Macron said, stressing, "It was the same emperors who built this city and Europe before we invented it. So it is no coincidence that the Frankfurt Book Fair, as a place for the exchange of knowledge and international understanding, strengthens both Franco-German friendship and the European values of freedom and solidarity."

More News

TIPS

Partner-Tipps für Frankfurt & Umgebung

Empfehlungen von Partnern und Firmen aus oder für die Region.