The national tribute in the VIP section of Paris’s Orly airport was closed to the media. Castex was joined by several senior ministers. France 24 Erin Ogunkeye tells us more.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.