THE ARMENIANFUND OF FRANCE, THE AZNAVOUR FOUNDATION AND AGBU FRANCE ANNOUNCE THE JOINT IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN CELL

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French President Emmanuel Macron received at the Elysée Palace on Thursday, November 12, representatives of humanitarian organizations in solidarity with Armenia and Artsakh to affirm France's support for Armenia after the ceasefire announcement.

At the invitation of the Presidency of the Republic, the following humanitarian organizations took part in this meeting: the Armenian Fund of France, in the presence of its President, Bedros Terzian; the Aznavour Foundation in the presence of its President, Kristina Aznavour, and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) France in the presence of its President Nadia Gortzounian. Also present were Nicolas Aznavour, Youri Djorkaeff, André Manoukian and Maitre Stéphane Hasbanian.

The President reaffirmed on this occasion the "historic friendship" between France and Armenia. "In this difficult moment, France stands by Armenia's side," he said. In addition to sending a medical mission to Armenia, Emmanuel Macron also announced the implementation of humanitarian aid to Armenia, through a cargo plane and the continuation of French-Armenian hospital cooperation.

During the meeting, all the guests pointed the indispensable recognition of the Republic of Artsakh to build a sustainable peace and ensure the security of the Armenian people on their ancestral lands. They also evoked the urgency of preserving the cultural and religious heritage in Artsakh and the need for French local authorities to work for cooperation and humanitarian aid.

At the end of this meeting, a working meeting was organized with the Crisis and Support Center of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the best ways to contribute to the actions of humanitarian organizations in solidarity with Armenia.

The Armenian Fund of France, the Aznavour Foundation and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) therefore announced the establishment of an emergency cell for the coordination and implementation of humanitarian and medical aidf rom France to Armenia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Presidency of the Republic. This unit is at the disposal of all humanitarian organizations wishing to provide special assistance to people displaced by the war and facing extremely urgent needs.

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