List of leaders to attend Paris rally

11th January 2015, Comments 0 comments

Sunday's historic mass rally in Paris is expected to draw more than a million people and a long list of world leaders in tribute to 17 people killed in three days of Islamist attacks.

It will include dozens of heads of state and government, along with French political leaders from both the left and right.

Here is a list of world political figures who have confirmed their attendance:

-- EUROPE --

French President Francois Hollande

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

British Prime Minister David Cameron

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

European Parliament President Martin Schulz

European Union President Donald Tusk

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico

Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boïko Borissov

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven

Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga

Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibachvili

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz


US Attorney General Eric Holder

Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Jordanian King Abdullah II and Queen Rania

Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas

United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan

Qatari Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani

Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled ben Ahmed Al Khalifa and Prince Abdullah Ben Hamad al-Khalifa

-- AFRICA --

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Gabonese President Ali Bongo

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou

Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi

Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra

© 2015 AFP

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