King of Morocco Mohammed VI, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan distinguished guests at the 100 Years WWI Armistice in France

By on November 11, 2018

King Mohammed VI, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan along with more than 60 world leaders have arrived in Paris to take part in the Armistice Day Commemoration.

Upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, King Mohammed VI was received by French President Emmanuel Macron and French first lady Brigitte Macron.

In front of world leaders, young students read out letters from combatants in English, Chinese and French at the commemoration, marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

Marking the break out of peace after World War I (1912-1918), the ceremony aims to remember the sacrifice of soldiers who participated in the deadliest war,  killing around 17 million soldiers and civilians across the world.

It also offers the opportunity to honor many Moroccan victims who contributed to World War I.

For their bravery, Moroccan soldiers become known to Germans as “swallows of dear.”

The commemoration of this day also aim to raise awareness on the circumstances of wars.it also invites young generations to learn lessons from the past and to avoid making same errors, urging them to build a secure, prosperous and peaceful future, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).

At the start of the ceremony, French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-yo Ma performed a masterpiece to pay a tribute to the victims of thewar.

The event also marks the participation of Morocco’s crown Prince Moulay el Hassan, who is accompanying his father King Mohammed VI throughout the event.

Photographers covering the event captured the elegantly dressed Moroccan price. This is the second time that the 15-year old prince traveled with the king for an official visit after his participation at the One Planet Summit in France.

Prince’s participation in the summit was welcomed by international officials, including  Macron who warmly received Moulay El Hassan in the Elysee Palace.

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