French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz hold a press conference following a Franco-German joint cabinet meeting as part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Elysee Treaty, to seal reconciliation between France and West Germany, 18 years after the Second World War at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris on January 22, 2023. © Benoît Tessier, AFP 

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France 24: France, Germany firm up ties on alliance anniversary amid Ukraine strains 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday reaffirmed the importance of their nations’ postwar alliance, despite strains created by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

With pressure growing on Berlin to supply Ukraine with highly regarded German Leopard tanks, Scholz stopped short of any pledge, instead insisting all allies must work together. 

But Macron, whose country is already sending light tanks to Ukraine, made clear “nothing is excluded” regarding the possible delivery of French-made Leclerc heavy tanks.  

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron Meet On Sunday To Discuss Ties And Ukraine  

France, Germany renew alliance strained amid war in Ukraine — AP

Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz Meet in Paris to Discuss Ukraine — Bloomberg

Macron, Scholz vow continued support for Ukraine — Anadolu Agency  

Macron and Scholz meet in bid to improve strained relations — Financial Times 

Signs of strain as France and Germany mark 60 years of friendship — RFI