Millions of people are expected to join a march through Paris to honour the 17 people killed in attacks which targeted a satirical magazine, a kosher supermarket and police.Dozens of world leaders have confirmed that they will join Sunday’s demonstration in France in solidarity with the victims of the recent attacks in the country.
Paris is to see a major march on Sunday with the aim of paying tribute to the 17 people killed in three days of terrorist attacks in the capital.
President Francois Hollande and his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, are among those politicians to participate in the event.
The leaders of Britain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Ukraine, among others, said they would attend the rally, to be held on Sunday in Paris, AFP reports.
Arab League representatives and some Muslim African leaders as well as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will also attend.
Foreign ministers from Russia, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates and Austria, and presidents of Benin, Gabon, Mali, Niger, Romania, Switzerland, and Ukraine will also take part.
The European Commission, the European Union, and the European Parliament will also be represented by the presidents.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, United States’ Attorney General Eric Holder, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II will also pay tribute to the victims of the deadly terrorist attacks.
More than 5,500 police forces and military personnel have been deployed in the capital. Approximately one million people are expected to attend the march.