Fran­co-Ger­man Friend­ship Group

Photo: Meeting of the Franco-German Friendship Group in Bordeaux

© Bundesrat

The Franco-German Friendship Group, organised by the Bundesrat in conjunction with the Senate of the French Republic, aims to enhance relations between Germany and France and to intensify cooperation between these two parliamentary bodies.


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.

Working method

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

Sénat français - Membres du groupe France-Allemagne

Liaison officer in the Bundesrat

Claus Koggel

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