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King Mohammed VI attends the Centenary of the First World War Armistice with 70 leaders

King Mohammed VI at the Centenary of the First World War Armistice./Ph. DR
King Mohammed VI at the Centenary of the First World War Armistice./Ph. DR

King Mohammed VI, accompanied with Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan arrived Sunday morning in the Elysee Palace to commemorate the signing of the Armistice between the Allies and Germany on the 11th of November 1918, bringing an end to four long years of war, says MAP news agency.

Upon his arrival in the Elysee Palace, the sovereign was greeted by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron and the first lady Brigitte Macron.

During the ceremony, the King was standing next to the American President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The ceremony which took place at the Arc de Triomphe, was organized to pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the war.

Nearly 70 heads of state and government and leaders of major international institutions took part in the commemoration, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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