PARIS (AFP) - Ex-French president Jacques Chirac will not attend his corruption trial opening in Paris on Monday on medical grounds, his lawyers said Saturday. The lawyers said, they submitted a letter from their client to the presiding judge together with a copy of his medical file. "In the letter, president Chirac indicated to the court his wish to see the trial proceed to its end and his willingness to assume his responsibilities, even though he is not entirely capable of taking part in the hearings. He has therefore asked his lawyers to represent him and speak for him in these hearings," the lawyers said in a communique.