Armenia, as one of the countries with an outstanding affiliation to the French culture, is hosting the XVII Summit of Francophonie. Summits have been held every two years since 1986, and Yerevan is the 17th in this order. As every year, influential heads of states will be gathering in the capital city of Armenia to discuss major topics on ways to promote the Francophone values such as education, peace, sustainable development, protection of human rights and more.
The Summit will be chaired by the President of Armenia, Mr. Armen Sarkissian, and the Armenian government, who will stay responsible for the Summit until Tunisia undertakes the official duties as the host country of the 18th Summit in 2020. With the slogan of “Living Together”, Armenia will integrate the representatives of all carriers of Francophone culture under one roof: that of Yerevan.