Moroccan king to join mourners for anniversary

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4 March 2005, MADRID - The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, is to join the Spanish Royal family in paying homage to the 192 victims of the Madrid bombings next Friday.

4 March 2005

MADRID - The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, is to join the Spanish Royal family in paying homage to the 192 victims of the Madrid bombings next Friday.

On the first anniversary of the bomb attacks, Mohammed VI will travel to the Spanish capital as an act of solidarity between Morocco and Spain.

The majority of those arrested for the attacks by Islamic extremists were from Morocco.

Mohammed VI will also join other world leaders at a conference on democracy and terrorism in Madrid between 8-11 March, held by the Madrid Club, a group of former leaders who organise conferences. 

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia will lead mourners to commemorate the first anniversary of 'Black Thursday' in which 192 people were killed when 13 bombs went off on commuter trains at Atocha, El Pozo and Santa Eugenia stations.

The Royal couple will inaugurate the Wood of the Missing, with 192 cypress and olive trees.

Representatives of 16 other countries who lost citizens will also be present at the ceremony.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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