Dakar 11 November (GSP) – Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War has "a special resonance in Dakar because of the Senegalese contribution to the war effort in France," said Christophe Bigot ambassador to Senegal.
"The commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War in Dakar has a special resonance because we must pay tribute to the memory of the thousands of Senegalese soldiers who disappeared during the war," said Bigot.
He spoke at a ceremony celebrating the centenary of the ceasefire that ended this war.
"It is clear that we are all proud of the contribution of these battles to victory, to freedom," says the French ambassador to Senegal.
Some of the soldiers mobilized for this 1,651-day war "did not participate directly in the front line battles, but all experienced hunger, suffering, separation, and most of all, fear." he explained.
Christophe Bigot adds that "The Dakar Forum for Peace and Security (5 – 6 November) and the Paris Peace Forum starting today show our commitment to be united and to define a concept together Looking for solutions to conflict resolution ".
& # 39; & # 39; The conflicts have changed forms. Whatever their forms, we find (…) aggravated nationalism, fanaticism, demagogic populism and fundamentalism of all kinds that threaten peace and security in the world, "said Christophe Bigot.