Year Of Armenia In France Officially Launches In Nice

YEAR OF ARMENIA IN FRANCE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES IN NICE

ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Oct 31 2006

YEREVAN, October 31. /ARKA/. Events within the scope of the year of
Armenia in France officially set off in Nice. Press and Information
Department of the RA Foreign Ministry reports that the events were
officially launched on October 26, by the RA Ambassador to France
Edward Nalbandyan dna Mayor of Nice Jacques Peyrat. As agreed
the events, dedicated to Armenia, will last whole year long, and
will include various aspects of the Armenian culture, namely music,
choreography, photography, cinema, modern and innovative art, as well
as the art of cookery. After the official opening ceremony Nalbandyan
and Peyrat held a press-conference, at which they presented a program
of tens of events envisaged in the scope of the Year of Armenia in
France. Armenia is the sixth country, presented in Nice, after the USA,
Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Canada.

Making a speech at the opening ceremony of one of the events,
Nalbandyan said that he was satisfied with the fact that the events,
in the scope of the Year Of Armenia in France were held not only in
large cities or cities inhabited with Armenians, but in remote towns
of the country as well.

"Such events contribute to establishment of close and worm relations
between Armenian and French nations, direct cultural dialogue",
Nalbandyan said.

Events, dedicated to Armenia, have already launched in Lions,
Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Marseilles. The official program pf the
Year of Armenia in France includes more than 500 events in 125 cities
of the country. Besides that 200 more events are planned beyond the
official program.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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