Category: France

Paris Street to Be Named for Zabel Yesayan

Paris Street to Be Named for Zabel Yesayan

PARIS (armedia.am) — A street in Paris will be named for the late Armenian writer, Zabel Yesayan in honor of the official visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to France. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo made the announcement last week during a meeting with the president in the Paris City Hall, the official website of Sargsyan noted. […]

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

PARIS (RFE/RL) — France’s outgoing President Francois Hollande has reportedly spoken of the need for international “sanctions” against ceasefire violations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Hollande expressed concern at a recent upsurge in deadly fighting along the Armenian-Azerbaijani “line of contact” around Karabakh after talks held with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in Paris late on […]

French MP Asks President Hollande to Use Influence in Freeing Lapshin

French MP Asks President Hollande to Use Influence in Freeing Lapshin

PARIS (Armenpress) — Member of French National Assembly, Co-chair of Armenia-France Parliamentary Friendship Group François Rochebloine drew the attention of French President Hollande on the case of the extradition of blogger Aleksander Lapshin this week. “ He wrote a letter to Hollande, noting the reason of the detention and extradition of the blogger is his […]

Carnegie President Vartan Gregorian Receives Legion of Honor Medal from French Government

Carnegie President Vartan Gregorian Receives Legion of Honor Medal from French Government

NEW YORK — Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy here on February 9. The French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, presented the insignia to Gregorian in recognition […]

François Hollande Attends Annual Dinner with French Armenians

François Hollande Attends Annual Dinner with French Armenians

PARIS (ArmRadio) — French President François Hollande participated in an annual dinner with the Coordinating Council of the Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF) on February 8. In his last dinner with CCAF in the capacity of the President of France, François Hollande referred to the decision of the Constitutional Council to revoke certain amendments to […]

Boris Adjemian to Present Talk at NAASR on Armenians in Ethiopia

Boris Adjemian to Present Talk at NAASR on Armenians in Ethiopia

BELMONT, Mass.— Dr. Boris Adjemian, director of the AGBU Nubarian Library in Paris, will give a talk titled “The King and the Forty Orphans: he Invention of an Armenian Homeland in Ethiopia,” on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478. […]

New French Minister of Interior Is Advocate of Armenian Cause

New French Minister of Interior Is Advocate of Armenian Cause

PARIS (Armenpress) — The Armenian National Committee of France issued a statement this week hailing the appointment of senior Socialist lawmaker Bruno Le Roux as new Interior Minister of France. Chairman of the Committee Harout Mardirossian issued a statement noting that for years Le Roux has been a devoted advocate of raising issues of Armenian concern. […]

Sarkozy: Denialism Is not Opinion; It Is a Crime

Sarkozy: Denialism Is not Opinion; It Is a Crime

PARIS (Armenpress) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy met in Paris last week with the representatives of the Armenian community, Nouvelles d’Armenie reported. Co-chair of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations in France Ara Toranian presented the issues of concern for the Armenian community. He stressed the Nagorno Karabakh issue, stating that the security of the latter is of key […]