December 6, 2023

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Greetings from Mohamed VI and world leaders

TheOndon Bridge is down. The shocking operation was carried out yesterday, after news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 11 other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.

A minute of silence at the United Nations, the Eiffel Tower deprived of its lights, half-mast flags in the White House but also in Oman, days of mourning in Brazil, Jordan or Cuba…

The flags were half flown over Buckingham Palace as they are anywhere in the United Kingdom. Programs were cut off from the BBC, the official British television, with the channel’s logo in black and white and the announcer wearing black.

Minutes after the announcement, the world joins the British in mourning “heart’s Queen” whose “dignity” And the “An unwavering sense of dutyIt triggered a barrage of tribute unanimously.

to treat their “ideas” As for the royal family and its people, heads of state or government said they were personally touched by the death of a sovereign who, in his 70 years of rule, met almost all the major leaders on the planet.

A minute of silence at the United Nations, the Eiffel Tower deprived of its lights, half-mast flags in the White House but also in Oman, days of mourning in Brazil, Jordan or Cuba… Signs of respect multiplied in its four corners of the world.

Mohammed VI mourns the ‘symbol of the greatness of the United Kingdom’

For his part, King Mohammed VI sent a telegram of condolences and tenderness to Charles III, the new King of the United Kingdom, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

In this letter, Mohammed VI indicates that he learned with a “Deeply saddened by the passing of your mother, Your Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. May God have mercy on her.”. Says the king in these difficult circumstances “To remember, with great esteem, the qualities and merits of this illustrious Queen who has, for ever, stood as a symbol of the greatness of the United Kingdom, and who devoted her whole life to the service of her country.”.

“During the reign of this extraordinary king, the United Kingdom achieved a lot of progress and prosperity and achieved a great position at the regional and international levels”Muhammad VI wrote to Charles III.

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With the death of Queen Elizabeth II “The Kingdom of Morocco has lost a great special friend who was highly respected”The king asserts, adding: “Her Majesty the Queen has been particularly keen on promoting the long-standing friendship between our two centuries-old kingdoms.”

A covenant defined by “grace, elegance, and an unwavering sense of duty”

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden praised “A state lady of unparalleled dignity and steadfastness”. It was Elizabeth II “More than a king. You personified an era.”The US President, who personally signed the condolence book, opened in his honor by the United Kingdom’s embassy in Washington.

Its term is predetermined “Grace, elegance, and an unwavering sense of duty”added former White House tenant Barack Obama.

As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres noted, “Grace, Dignity, Dedication” Elizabeth II.

“There are no words to pay tribute, even in part, to the paramount importance of this Queen, her sense of duty, her moral integrity, her devotion and her dignity.”According to former German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The death of Elizabeth II puts even the worst enemies in agreement

“For many decades, Elizabeth II enjoyed the right to love and respect her subjects, as well as power on the world stage.”Russian President Vladimir Putin commented.

share “deep sadness”Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his regret ‘Irreparable loss’.

In the United States, former Republican President Donald Trump agreed with Democrats Joe Biden and Barack Obama, praising the sovereign who, according to him, is leaving. “An extraordinary legacy of peace and prosperity”.

“Preserve the memory of the friend of France, the queen of hearts who forever distinguished her country and her century”French President Emmanuel Macron responded.

it was “A great friend of Ireland”According to its president, Michael D. Higgins, but also “Permanent presence” In the lives of Canadians who “We will always cherish him”, According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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‘Deeply sad’Pope Francis said he was praying for Elizabeth II and Charles III.

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said “He grieves at his death”. The Argentine government has stated that “Sadnes”Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel “Sorrow”.

“We will miss her so much”Queen Margrethe II of Denmark predicted.

“His death is a great loss to the British people.”Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

I wrote chapters of history

Belgium’s King Philippe and his wife paid tribute on Thursday “An extraordinary king who left a deep mark in history”.

Even King Felipe VI of Spain ruled it “Writes the most relevant history chapters” over the past seven decades.

Queen Elizabeth II symbol “reconciliation” With Germany, contribute to “Wounds are healed” From World War II, most notably the German head of state Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The disappearance of this king who ‘played a very important role for global peace and stability’that it “big loss” To the international community, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.

His death leaves a huge void in his memory It will remain inscribed in golden letters in the annals of world history.About the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi.

“His life and legacy will be remembered throughout the world”South African President Cyril Ramaphosa added.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen receives Elizabeth II ‘continuity model’And the “whose calm and devotion gave strength to many”.

“Throughout her rich career, she has been an inspiration and nobility”The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, added. For King Salman, King of Saudi Arabia, Elizabeth II was “a model of leadership that will remain immortal in history.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid saw this “exceptional personality” It symbolizes devotion and love for one’s country“.

About Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos “She showed the world the example of the great dignity of a true king, of his sense of duty and devotion to all his subjects”.

From Joe Biden, who first met her in 1982, to Angela Merkel who spoke “honor to have” For the last time at the end of her tenure last year, several personalities shared their memories of the Queen, including on unexpected forums.

“We will always remember her fondly, especially since she lived here when she was a little princess”The Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, tweeted.

(with MAP and AFP)