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Couples internationaux : François Mitterrand et Helmut Kohl - Monnaie de Paris 2020

International couples : François Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl

In September 1984, the German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was excluded from the ceremonies of the 40th anniversary of the Landing. However, the President of the French Republic, François Mitterrand, convinced like his German counterpart that the friendship between the two countries is indispensable to the construction of Europe, invited him to Verdun. The image of the two men, hand in hand, during the ceremony, travels around the world and forever symbolizes the Franco-German reconciliation.