[caption id="attachment_3574" align="alignleft" width="640"] Juliette Méadel. Photo Philippe Grangeaud[/caption]
President Hollande will render homage to “all the victims of terrorism” on September 19 at les Invalides in Paris, the Secretary of State charged with helping victims and their families, Juliette Méadel, has announced in Nice.
She added that it is absolutely necessary to honour the victims, which is a global act of homage and remembrance. The chosen date marks an atrocity in 1989, when a French DC-10 of the UTA airline exploded in mid-air on a flight from Brazzaville to Paris, killing 170 people, including 54 French nationals.
Ms Méadel was in Nice to meet families of the 86 victims of the attack on the Promenade des Anglais on July 14.
Some 85 people remain in hospital since Bastille Day.
The world’s top tennis players have been arriving to play in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, which started Saturday and runs across the week until Sunday, April 23, at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, Zeljko Franulovic, the tournament’s director, told journalists on Thursday.
The event is the first European tournament in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be playing, as well as several other members of the world Top 10. Several of the courts, including the Rainier III and the Court of Princes, will be fully-booked within a few days, and the public is advised to reserve as soon as possible through the tournament’s official website.
Traffic restrictions in the area are also in effect from April 15-23.