30 October, 2012

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 30, ARMENPRESS: Armenia is considered France
sister country.French Ambassador to Armenia Henry Reno qualified
Armenian-French relations in the course of the meeting with YSU
students on October 30. Ambassador stressed the importance of high
level of development of Armenia- France relations.

"France is the second largest investor in Armenia after Russia. We
have also provided a significant cultural presence namely French
University in Armenia" Ambassador stated. In the words of Henry Reno
necessary conditions have been created for the dissemination of French
language in Armenia. Armenia has become full member of International
Organization of the Francophonie, reportedly we have a mission to
promote the development of the French language here" Reno noted.

Dwelling on NKR conflict regulation issue Ambassador underscored
France desire to promote the peaceful resolution of the problem. No
one is capable to find a solution and establish peace on behalf of
Armenia and Azerbaijan. Ambassador brought Franco-German relations
as an example of normalization of their relations.

" France goal is to ensure political stability in the region and in
Armenia, implementation of reforms and deepening of EU relations with
Eastern Partnership states " France top diplomat noted.

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the French
Republic were established on 24 February 1992. Henri Reynaud,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic
to Armenia, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic
of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan on November 5 , 2010.