Winfried Kretschmann


German higher house of Parliament Bundesrat President Winfried... News PhotoArrival,Berlin,Bundesrat,Celebration,Cooperation,Counterpart,Diplomacy,Elysée Treaty,Event,French Culture,Germany,Horizontal,Plenary Session,Politics,Winfried KretschmannPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPGerman higher house of Parliament Bundesrat President Winfried Kretschmann (L) and French counterpart Senate President Jean-Pierre Bel (R) arrive for a special joint plenary session on January 22, 2013 at the Bundesrat in Berlin as part of the celebration to mark 50 years since the Elysee Treaty launched after WWII French-German cooperation. In signing the landmark treaty on January 22, 1963, then French president Charles de Gaulle and West German chancellor Konrad Adenauer sealed a new era of reconciliation between the former foes which has since driven European unity. AFP PHOTO / CARSTEN KOALL (Photo credit should read CARSTEN KOALL/AFP/Getty Images)