Ceremony in tribute to the victims of terrorism [fr]
On September 19, 2018, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron took the engagement to organize a national day in tribute to the victims of terrorism on March 11. This date refers to the attack on Madrid’s Atocha station in 2004. Consequently, this Wednesday, March 11, the first ceremony was held at the Résidence of France in tribute to the victims of terrorism.
" This day of tribute is deeply European and international. United in the ordeal, united in the memory " declared HE Frédéric Clavier, Ambassador of France to Tanzania before a public composed of the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Ambassadors, the dean of diplomatic corps but also in front of the many college and high school students from the French School of Dar es Salaam.
This ceremony took place in a spirit of harmony and solidarity. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Damascus Ndumbaro " showed all his respect and consideration for the victims of terrorism, in Europe or anywhere else in the world where terrorism is present ".
Middle school and high school students read extracts “You will not have my hatred” from A. Leiris and read selected quotes on peace and tolerance. The School choir sang the French national anthem, la Marseillaise.
Finally, to conclude this ceremony, H.E. Ambassador Frédéric Clavier and the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Damas Ndumbaro unveiled the commemorative plaque in memory of the victims of terrorism.
The Embassy thanks very warmly the Tanzanian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Damas Ndumbaro; the European Ambassador, Manfredo Fanti; as well as the representatives of the Corps diplomatic who assisted to this event.
You can find below the speeches of H.E. Frédéric Clavier, Ambassador of France to Tanzania and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered on this occasion.
- Speech of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs - Ceremonty in tribute to the victims of terrorism.
- (PDF - 209 kb)
You can also find below the speech given at Trocadéro in Paris by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.