Global heads of state, world leaders and prominent personalities joined thousands of people in expressing deep grief and sorrow over the Notre Dame fires last Monday.
Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames during renovation works
On Monday evening, 15th April, a massive fire broke out at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris while renovation works were going on. The blaze left many parts of the cathedral damaged, including its spire, roof and interiors. No deaths were reported, but two police officers and a firefighter were injured. Fires were extinguished within a day of the incident.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed expresses solidarity
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, joined leaders from around the world expressing solidarity with France over the devasting fire. He said, “The world witnessed a terrible night with the burning of the historic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. We stand by our French friends and mourn the damage inflicted on one of the oldest and most famous world heritage landmarks.”
President Macron vows to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in five years
On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a fundraising campaign to rebuild the cathedral during a television address. The President promises to reconstruct the house of worship in five years. He said, “We will rebuild Notre Dame even more beautifully and I want it to be completed in five years, we can do it.”