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France to create a memorial museum for victims of terrorism

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a national ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of terrorism, at the Invalides in Paris, France, yesterday. Macron has pledged to create a memorial museum to honor the victims of terrorism.


French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to create a memorial museum to honour the victims of terrorism.

Macron, speaking Wednesday at a ceremony organised by victims' associations, said a committee will immediately start working on the project.

Macron also announced more financial aid to survivors and relatives of terror attacks, especially to allow them to pay for travel and legal expenses when attending a trial abroad.

Macron said a national day of commemoration will be formally designated to pay tribute to terrorism victims. The date has not been decided yet, but a report requested by the government suggested March 11, which is the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism.

France has been the target of multiple deadly terrorist attacks in recent years.