September 28, 2018 - XVII-th International Meeting at the Summit of the Francophony
12:57, 28-09-2018

At the office of the International Organization of the Francophonie in Sofia a meeting was organized by the Embassy of Republic of Armenia in Republic of Bulgaria, Armenian General Benevolent Union Parekordzagan /AGBU/ Sofia and the Regional Office of the International Organization of the Francophonie for Central and Eastern Europe.

The meeting was dedicated to the XVII-th International Summit of the Francophony which will be held in October 2018 in Yerevan.

In the presence of the Ambassadors of Republic France, Republic of Argentina, Republic of Moldova, Kingdom of Morocco, journalists and francophone friends Ambassador Armen Sargsian welcomed the guests and introduced the idea of Francophony to them and the great importance that Armenia impacts
at the meeting of the Summit of the Francophony which will take place in Yerevan.

Mrs. Reni Yotova /Regional Director of the International Organization of the Francophony for Central and Eastern Europe/ talked about the visit of Mrs. Michel Jean /General Secretary of the Francophony to Yerevan/ and the activities related to the upcoming Summit.

Mrs. Sonia Avakian-Bedrossian /Honorary Chairperson of Parekordzagan /AGBU/ Sofia/ talked about the creation of the International Organization of the Francophonie, about the admission of Armenia as an observer in 2008 and as an associate member in 2010 and 2016, and as a host for the XVII-th Meeting Summit in Armenia. She introduced the participants with the objectives and activities of the Armenian General Benevolent Union Sofia and as a sign of gratitude presented to the International Organization host a wonderful work - a graphic of the young artist, member of the organization, Lucia Medzikian, depicting an image of Armenian cross, on behalf of AGBU - Sofia.

At the end of the meeting, Eric Lobendel /Ambassador of France in Bulgaria/ congrateulated the organizers for the wonderful initiative and wished success to the Meeting of the Francophony Summit in Yerevan. The meeting ended in pleasant conversations with a glass of red wine from Armenia, tasty bites and wishes for success at the Meeting of the Francophony Summit in Yerevan!

 
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