A flag ordinance issued by Defence Minister Otto Geßler stipulates that the black, white and red flag now enjoys equal status with the black, red and gold flag. However, it is forbidden to fly the black, white and red flag without also flying the black, red and gold flag.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 345]
France and Germany sign a general agreement on trade, thereby deepening the rapprochement between the former enemies.
[Büttner, p. 361]