Spain and France celebrate the 300th anniversary of the conclusion of the Peace of the Pyrenees in Pheasant Island where the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, M.
Spain and France celebrate the 300th anniversary of the conclusion of the Peace of the Pyrenees in Pheasant Island where the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Couve de Murville, meets his Spanish Colleague, Don Jose Maria Casteilla.
Spanish and French sailors hoist the national colours of both countries. A tablet is unveiled in the monument eroceted in the island. "Europe is now too small for any differences and divisions to persist, and since several years ago French-Spanish relations are improving", stated M. Couve de Murville in his speech.
The 1659 treaty - said Mr. Castiella - possessed values and virtues which still subsist producing permanent benefits which craw nearer the two great countries on the banks of the Bidasoa.
The Spanish and French Ministers sign a document commemorating the 300th Anniversary celebrated.
Afterwards, they visited the French city of St. Jean de Luz.
A solemn Te-Deum is sung in the parish church and the ceremony ended with a popular song of thanksgiving.
M. Couve de Murville offered a reception in honor of Sr. Castiella and other authorities in the historic castle of Urtubia.