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Participation of the Ambassador in the ceremony of Remembrance Day held at the Australian War Memorial

The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Australia, Mr. Karim Medrek participated on November 11, 2019 in the Ceremony of Remembrance Day, marking the 101st anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War on 11 November 1918.

On this occasion, the Governor General of The Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) delivered the commemorative address.

This Ceremony was also held in presence of the Honourable Linda Reynolds MP, Minister for Defence representing the Prime Minster, the Honourable Anthony Albanese MP, leader of the Federal Opposition, Defence Chiefs and members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to Canberra.

The Ambassador seized the occasion of his participation in this event to lay a wreath, alongside his Colleagues of the Diplomatic Corps, in memory of those who scarified their lives during war for the sake of freedom and peace around the world.

Furthermore, the Ambassador attended a Ceremony to commemorate 101 years since the "Armistice" (End of First World War) organised by the Ambassador of France, Mr. Christophe Penot in presence of the Governor General of Australia, the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC, the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Mr. Brendan Nelson and other personnalities.

It is worth recalling that each November 11, people from all over the world observe a minute’s silence in memory of the heroes who have died or suffered in war or during their noble humanitarian mission and peacekeeping operations.

In the same vein, a commemoration of the Armistice took place in Ben Msik Cemetry (Casablanca), an occasion to commemorate this historical event as 40.000 Moroccan soldiers participated actively, alongside allies, in the First World War.