List of leaders to attend Paris rally on Sunday

AFP , Saturday 10 Jan 2015

Eiffel Tower
A French soldier patrols near the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo January 10, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

France will stage a mass rally in Paris on Sunday that is expected to draw more up to a million people in tribute to 17 people killed in three days of Islamist attacks.

The rally will be attended by French political leaders from both the left and right -- including President Francois Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.

Leaders from around the world will also join the march in solidarity. Here is a list of world political figures who have confirmed their attendance:

Austria -- Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz

Belgium -- Prime Minister Charles Michel

Britain -- Prime Minister David Cameron

Canada -- Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney

Denmark -- Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Gabon -- President Ali Bongo Ondimba

Germany -- Chancellor Angela Merkel

Italy -- Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Mali -- President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Niger -- President Mahamadou Issoufou

Russia -- Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Spain -- Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

The Netherlands -- Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Turkey -- Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Ukraine -- President Petro Poroshenko

United States -- Attorney General Eric Holder

European Commission -- President Jean-Claude Juncker

European Parliament -- President Martin Schulz

European Union -- President Donald Tusk

NATO -- Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

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