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Friday 27 September 2019

Death of Jacques Chirac: HM the King Sends Message of Condolences to Bernadette Chirac

Death of Jacques Chirac: HM the King Sends Message of Condolences to Bernadette Chirac

HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences to Bernadette Chirac, following the demise of former President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac.

In this message, the Sovereign said he learnt with great sadness the passing of President Jacques Chirac.

In this painful circumstance, HM the King offered to Bernadette Chirac, as well as to Claude and other members of his family, on His behalf and that of the Royal Family, His heartfelt condolences and deep compassion.

"President Chirac was a warm and modest man who was always attached to Morocco. His visits to the Kingdom and his admiration for it are the testimony of a long-standing and solid friendship," said the Sovereign.

"I have memories of our meetings and, in particular, the kindness he always showed. He worked tirelessly to deepen the excellent relations that unite our two countries," the message added.

HM the King noted that "France has lost a prominent statesman who had marked history by his decisive action and courageous positions in favor of peace. He has built a special relationship of closeness with all fellow French citizens".

"You know the deep esteem and respect that I had for him. I can only imagine the cruelty of the ordeal your family is going through," said HM the King.

MAP 26 September 2019