TWO DOZEN WESTERN EUROPEAN LEADERS to Take Part in Paris March on Sunday
At least two dozen world leaders will join the march in Paris on Sunday, to express their solidarity following the recent attacks. France’s President Francois Hollande will be accompanied by an important number of leaders, including Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK David Cameron and Italy’s Matteo Renzi, Turkish PM Davutoglu, among others.
Several leaders of Western Europe confirmed they will participate in the march on Sunday. One million people are expected to attend the rally on Sunday.
i24 News reported:
A number of leaders across Europe and the United Kingdom will attend a mass rally in Paris on Sunday in the wake of the massacre at Charlie Hebdo and the attack at the Jewish supermarket.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he would join in the mass rally, tweeting “I’ve accepted President Hollande’s invitation to join the Unity Rally in Paris this Sunday — celebrating the values behind Charlie Hebdo.”
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wrote on his personal Twitter account in French and Italian, “I will be with @FHollande in Paris on Sunday. #JeSuisCharlie. We will not allow fear to change us #Europe.”
European Union President Donald Tusk said he will join the rally in Paris to show solidarity after the terror attacks.
“President Tusk received a call from President Hollande and he will go to Paris to take part in the march,” spokesman Preben Aamann said.
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said “I will be in Paris on Sunday to lend support to the French people. Spain together with France against terrorism and for freedom.” His spokesman said he had been invited by the French government.
The Swiss leader will also participate in the march.