The Friendship Group came into being as a result of declarations by the Bundesrat and the French Senate concerning establishment of this group. On the German side, the Friendship Group is composed of members of the Bundesrat and the federal states' envoys to the Federation; the French delegation is made up of members of the French Senate.
As a general rule, the Friendship Group meets once a year for a meeting that spans several days. The meetings are held alternately in the Federal Republic of Germany and in the French Republic.
Members of the German delegation (in German)
Members of the French delegation
Liaison officer in the Bundesrat