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Mahmoud Abbas receives the Paris Médaille Grand Vermeil

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For his peace actions, Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas received the highest decoration of the French capital: la Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris.

The excitation was tremendous at the packed City Hall (Hôtel de Ville de Paris) on September 21, 2015.

Mr. Abbas had a private interview with the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo before greeting some officals.  He finally gave a speech and received his medal.


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Mahmoud Abbas and Anne Hidalgo
Mahmoud Abbas and Anne Hidalgo

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Writer Marek Halter was spotted among the guests.


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