Francophonie unites us

Francophonie unites us This headline is the motto of this year and all the events dedicated to the Francophonie festivities in Armenia will be held exactly under it. Music, dance, theater, cinema, art and literature, conferences, competitions, student and school activities – all this will be included in the festive program. It will bring together both public and private organizations. In concert halls, music schools of art, everywhere you’ll hear French music - from Rameau to the popular and beloved in Armenia chansons of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and others.

Since 2008, Armenia has been cooperating with the International Organization of La Francophonie, taking part in various activities both in Armenia and abroad. This cooperation was even more intensified when, in October 2012, at the Summit in Kinshasa, Armenia became a full member of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

In recent years, Armenia within the days of Francophonie organized many events: concerts of famous French singers, exhibitions, theatrical, literary, and musical evenings, and days of storytellers. In all these events Francophone organizations of Armenia took an active part.

Every year the number of participants and events to celebrate the Francophonie increases thus contributing to the development of creative and cultural growth of the younger generation and wide circles of society.

This year, for two months, about 400 scheduled events will take place in Yerevan and regions of Armenia. Days of Francophonie, started with a concert of popular French singer Patricia Kaas in Yerevan Sports and Concert Complex after K. Demirchyan, will go on until the end of April.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian says, "I am delighted that young people, pupils and students in Armenia are the driving force in the spread of Francophone values."