Maghreb Arab Press

Ceremony Pays tribute to Moroccans Soldiers Dead for Liberation of Netherlands

Kapelle (Netherlands)  -  
An official ceremony was held on Thursday in Kapelle, Southwestern Netherlands, to pay tribute to the Moroccan soldiers who died while defending, together with French and Dutch servicemen, the liberation of the Netherlands.

Speaking on this occasion, Morocco’s ambassador to the Hague, Abdelouahab Bellouki, paid tribute to Moroccan fighters who contributed to the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation, adding that 85,000 Moroccan fighters contributed to the Allies’ victory over Nazism and fascism.

"The much-deserved tribute paid to Moroccans who died during the Second World War must remain permanent and rooted in the collective consciousness of this country," he pointed out, noting that this ceremony is also a celebration of "the unbreakable friendship between the Moroccan, Dutch and French peoples."

The ceremony was attended by members of the Moroccan community living in the Netherlands, veterans of the Second World War, political figures, diplomats, elected officials and military personalities.

Last modified : 19 May 2017

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