BSS-45 Dr Hasan attends Jacques Chirac’s funeral in Paris

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Dr Hasan attends Jacques Chirac’s funeral in Paris

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2019 (BSS) – Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud attended the funeral of former French President Jacques Chirac in Paris this morning.

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, followed the coffin carrying Jacques Chirac’s body at Church of Saint-Sulpice in central Paris where other world leaders including President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and former US President Bill Clinton were present, according to information received here today.

The day was declared the national day of mourning in France for the president who served the country from 1995-2007 and died last Thursday aged 86.

The information minister departed from Dhaka Sunday evening at the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to represent Bangladesh at the funeral and arrived in Paris early in the morning.

He is expected to return Wednesday morning.

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