Germanwings memorial held in Barcelona
Jessica Jones · 13 Apr 2015, 11:37
Published: 13 Apr 2015 11:37 GMT+02:00
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The memorial took place at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, from where the doomed flight set off for Düsseldorf on March 24th, before crashing over the French Alps.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L), Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia-Margallo (C) and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walker Steinmeier observing a minute's silence. Photo: Quique Garcia/AFP.
Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Garcia-Margalló was joined by French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius and German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walker Steinmeier to observe a minute's silence at the unveiling of a memorial to the victims of the Germanwings disaster.
The three foreign ministers laid a wreath by a mosaic by Spanish artist Joan Miró, before observing a minute's silence.
The majority of the victims of the March 24th crash were of German and Spanish nationality.
All 150 passengers were killed when co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately flew the plane into the southern French Alps.
Representatives from 36 countries are meeting in Barcelona today for a Euro-Mediterranean summit which is expected to focus on the fight against jihadist terrorism.