Thousands of French people from around the world cried as they watched Notre-Dame Cathedral on fire Monday evening.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI has expressed deep solidarity with French people after Notre-Dame Cathedral caught fire on Monday.
The King sent a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed sympathy with French people over the incident.
The message, published by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), reads that the King was moved by the news, expressing his full support and solidarity with Macron on behalf of himself and the Moroccan people.
The monarch continued, saying the disaster affects “not only one of the most emblematic historical monuments of the city of Paris, but also a site of prayers for millions of worshipers around the world.”
A major fire ravaged the French landmark yesterday, shocking people across the world.
The incident resulted in solidarity from Muslims, Christians, and Jews, who expressed solidarity with France.
Auxiliary forces in Paris managed to end the fire after 15 hours.
The cause of the fire is still not clear. The public prosecutor of Paris, Remy Heitz, tasked 50 people to investigate the incident, the BBC reported.
Several other world leaders expressed solidarity with France, including Queen Elizabeth II of the UK and US President Donald Trump.
Several French billionaires, including Francois-Henri Pinault, vowed to invest part of their wealth to rebuild the cathedral, which was badly damaged.
Pinault, who is the CEO of Kering, said, “This tragedy is striking all the French people, and beyond that, all those attached to spiritual values.”
The Notre-Dame Cathedral is an 850-year-old landmark, and the most-visited destination in Paris.
The BBC said that the site attracts 13 million visitors annually.
The cathedral construction started during the rule of Louis VII in 1163.Workers, however, did not complete the construction until 1345.