Bastia- HRH Prince Moulay Rachid arrived, on Friday in Bastia, to represent HM King Mohammed VI in the official celebrations organized by French President Francois Hollande in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Corsica thanks to decisive contribution and sacrifices of Moroccan fighters.
Upon his arrival at the airport of Bastia-Poretta, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid was greeted by President Hollande.
He was subsequently welcomed by the minister delegate of Defence in charge of Veterans, Kader Arif, and the ambassador of Morocco to France, Chakib Benmoussa, as well as by several civilian and military, French and Moroccan.
Thereafter, the French head of state and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid had a bilateral meeting at the salon of honor before heading to the Place Saint Nicolas where they took place for the launch of the commemorative ceremony of the 70th anniversary the liberation of Corsica, in the presence of several personalities and a delegation of seven Moroccan goumiers barded of medals, and received as heroes on the Island of Beauty since their arrival on Wednesday.
During this ceremony, President Hollande should provide these veterans decorations for their courageous contribution to the liberation of this first region of France from the German and Italian occupation and in recognition for their sacrifices, and their companions dead during these tough fighting in September-October 1943 in Corsica.
Morocco, a guest of this ceremony, is closely associated with this event, as wished by President Holland in recognition of its sacrifice, the brotherhood of arms Franco-Moroccan and common commitment to the cause of peace and freedom, embodied by the late King Mohammed V, especially in the common struggle against Nazism and fascism that had terrorized the people of Europe during the second World War.