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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, welcomes German Chancellor Olaf Scholz outside the Sorbonne University before a ceremony to mark 60 years since a landmark treaty sealed a bond between the longtime enemies, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 in Paris. France and Germany are seeking to overcome differences laid bare by Russia's war in Ukraine and shore up their alliance with a day of ceremonies and talks Sunday on Europe's security, energy and other challenges. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — France and Germany have commemorated the 60th anniversary of their post-World War II friendship treaty by committing to “unwavering support” for Ukraine and to strengthening the European Union. The German government’s entire Cabinet was in Paris for joint meetings with their French counterparts on Sunday. The war in Ukraine has exposed strategy differences between the two countries, notably over energy and future military investments. Speaking during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron said he has asked his defense minister to “work on” the idea of sending Leclerc battle tanks to Ukraine. Scholz didn't comment on whether Germany would agree to provide its Leopard 2 tanks.

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