Upon Armenia’s proposal on November 2017, it was decided by the highest committee to hold the Summit of La Francophonie in Yerevan on October 11-12, 2018, and the sessions of the IOF statutory bodies in accordance with the following schedule: Permanent Council of La Francophonie on October 7, Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie on October 8-9.
“Living Together” was confirmed by the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie as the main theme of the Yerevan Summit.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has addressed the importance of organizing and hosting the francophone states and leaders’ summit at a high level in Armenia.
“The arrangement of such scope in unprecedented ian the history of the third Armenian republic. We must do everything possible to make the summit a historical event not only for Armenia, but for the Francophonie as well,” Pashinyan noted at the meeting on preparations for the summit.
Around fifty countries and heads of governments will take part in the event. Delegations from partner organizations of the Francophonie are to attend as well. The summit in Armenia is expected to gather over a hundred delegations and up to 5000 guests.
The series of events will kick off with the Permanent Council’s session, to be followed by a conference of Foreign Ministers due to take place three days before the launch of the summit itself.
The organizers will also host an economic and business forum, and establish the Village of La Francophonie.
The legend Charles Aznavour hailed the decision of the heads of states of La Francophonie decided to hold its summit in Yerevan.
“Yes, I was glad to know that this year, in October, the heads of states of La Francophonie decided to hold its summit in Yerevan. This will be the largest event not only in the history of independent Armenia, but also of the Organization in the region. As a member of La Francophonie, Armenia shares its values of peace, solidarity, dialogue, the equality of peoples, human rights and cultural diversity, and will prioritize them during its presidency. The summit slogan – “Living together” reflects these humanitarian values, which, I am sure, can strengthen the cohesion of our societies and bring peace and prosperity to the francophone space,” Charles Aznavour concluded.