Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Donald Trump in particular are present in Paris for commemorative ceremonies.
Emmanuel Macron continues his marathon for the commemoration of the centenary of November 11th. After a week of "memorial roaming", punctuated, Saturday, November 10 in the afternoon, a very symbolic ceremony in the clearing of Rethondes (Oise) in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the French president finds in the evening Donald Trump, Mrs. Merkel and several other dignitaries at the Musée d'Orsay. They will visit the exhibition dedicated to Picasso and enjoy a formal dinner on site.
Members of foreign delegations will then attend the opera "Shell Shock, a requiem of War" at the Philharmonie de Paris. The opera by composer Nicholas Lens and rocker Nick Cave returns to the "Trench syndrome", an extreme traumatic state due to bombing and reclusive life in these mass graves that did not have the name, during the First World War.
For Emmanuel Macron, a week of tortuous and agitated "memorial roaming"
"Forum for Peace"
Highlight of the commemorations, a grand ceremony will take place Sunday, November 11 in the morning, under the Arc de Triomphe, in the presence of sixty heads of state and government, including Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. The Head of State will then deliver a speech before inviting all the leaders to a lunch at the Elysee.
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, will open at 3:30 pm the first edition of the "Forum for Peace" in the Grande Halle de la Villette, in the north-east of Paris. "A symbolic gesture that testifies to reconciliation and Franco-German friendship" according to the Elysee – which will be followed by a speech by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. An appointment that will be renewed from year to year.
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