President Serzh Sargsyan received today Michaëlle Jean, secretary-general of the International Organization of La Francophonie.
The president welcomed the guest and noted that he is glad the meeting is taking place in Armenia within the frames of the 31st Ministerial Conference of the International Organization of La Francophonie. According to Armenia’s president, the regular session of the Francophonie’s governing body is of special importance to Armenia, and it was a great honor and responsibility to host that crucial event. Stressing that Armenia is one of the most active member states of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Serzh Sargsyan assured the secretary-general that our country is faithful to its commitment to encouraging the values shared by the Francophone family and attaches great importance to its cooperation with the International Organization of La Francophonie, its partner institutions and with the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie.
The Francophonie’s secretary-general thanked the president for the excellent organization of the conference in Armenia, as well as for the warm reception, and stressed that the conference’s quite busy agenda included vital items, and the subject proposed by Armenia as a conference heading was very symbolic, important and contemporary. Noting that the Francophonie is an alliance of countries sharing common values where Armenia occupies a unique and important place, Michaëlle Jean assured the president that the organization opens up new opportunities and horizons for broadened cooperation. According to the Francophonie’s secretary-general, the organization has managed to present itself as a key player and a reliable partner in the international arena, so that is why it is necessary to make efforts to use the organization’s full potential.
At the meeting with Armenia’s president, Mrs. Michaëlle Jean presented her views on the prospects of the International Organization of La Francophonie, its great development opportunities and on Armenia’s place and role in that process.