The President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, on Wednesday attended the official opening of the economic forum of La Francophonie, in capital city Yerevan. The event is held under the high patronage of the President.
“Conducting of the La Francophonie Economic Forum is important also in the sense that the essence of the Francophone countries is not only the language and culture. La Francophonie is a huge market of economies worth hundreds of billions of euros, and which connects Europe with Africa,” Sarkissian said, in particular, in his opening remarks. “I hope that Armenians will again and again show to the world that we were overseeing the Silk Road not only in the Middle Ages, but, also, we can be an important part of the new world and the new Silk Road.”