Djibouti - Armistice 2018: President Guelleh attends the commemoration festivities of the centenary of the 1918 armistice
Along with dozens of his peers from around the world, the President of the Republic, Mr. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, attended today in Paris, France, the festivities commemorating the centenary of the armistice of November 11, 1918. The festivities began with an important ceremony organized at the Arc de Triomphe, Place de l'Etoile in Paris, in the presence of the French head of state, Emmanuel Macron, his counterparts from the United States and the Russia, MM. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. (Source ADI)
The ceremony, which took place under a rainy sky, was an opportunity for the French president to pay a heartfelt tribute to the memory of soldiers who had fallen on the field of honor, before making an important plea for multilateralism.
Like his counterparts gathered in Paris for the commemoration of the armistice of November 11, 1918 marking the end of the First World War, the head of state, Mr. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, took part in the after - Midnight at the International Forum on Peace whose work was inaugurated by the French leader.
"History will undoubtedly retain an image: that of 84 heads of state and governments (and leaders of international organizations) gathered under the Arc de Triomphe in peace, whereas yesterday they represented belligerent nations", said Mr. Macron in his opening speech.
The French head of state stressed in the wake that the international forum on peace "has the vocation to reproduce each year".