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Francophonie summit opens in Armenia


<p>The 2018 summit of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (<span class="caps">OIF</span>) kicked of on Thursday in Armenia’s capital Yerevan.</p> <p>The summit was launched in the presence of some 50 international leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron.</p> <p>Ahead of the summit, taxi drivers and police officers prepared themselves by learning French. Their enthusiasm reflects the importance for Armenia in the 17th Summit of the Francophonie</p> <p>“This is the little manual that is intended for Armenian police officers to help them communicate with guests at the Francophonie Summit. Apart from that we took a three-month course, it was very effective,” said police officer Anahit Petrossian</p> <p>“I bought the dictionary to learn French words. So I can present the city well at the Francophonie summit,” said taxi driver Vrej Accobian</p> <p>The Summit has as key on agenda the election of the secretary-general of the multinational body. Among the contenders is Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo. The other contender is incumbent Michaëlle Jean, a Canadian.</p>

I bought the dictionary to learn French words

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