Video - The Embassy of France to Uganda commemorates May 8th, 1945 armistice
On May 8th, France commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Allies’ victory on Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe. The surrender of the Reich Army put an end to a conflict that caused more than 60 million deaths in the world. The 8th of May became a public holiday in France in 1953 and is the symbolic date of WWII such as November 11th for WWI.
On the occasion of this commemoration, the Embassy of France in Uganda celebrated peace and friendship that have united former belligerent States for more than 70 years.
In the presence of the Ugandan minister of Defense, Hon. Adolf Mwesige, and Petra Kochendoerfer, chargé d’affaires of the German Embassy in Uganda, France wanted to convey a strong message of confidence.
“Human intelligence prevailed over barbarism” said Stéphanie Rivoal, Ambassador of France to Uganda, during the ceremony.
Reconciliation has also been highlighted as an important tool for moving forward, as evidenced by the signing of the Elysée Treaty in 1953 and the building of Europe that has kept peace so far.
Cooperation between France and Germany, either military or civilian, has never been so strong. And today one can find this cooperation between France and Uganda, especially in terms of Defense.
Find below the video of the ceremony that took place in Kampala: