Artsakh’s Askeran, France’s Bouc-Bel-Air Sign Friendship Accord

Artsakh's Minister of Culture Narine Aghabalian and Mayor of Bouc-Bel-Air Richard Mallié sign a decleration of friendship.

BOUC-BEL-AIR, France—On Wednesday, during a visit of the Minister of Culture and Youth Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Narine Aghabalian to France, a Friendship Declaration between the town of Askeran, Artsakhs, and France’s Bouc-Bel-Air was signed at the city hall of Bouc-Bel-Air.

The declaration welcomes Artsakh’s efforts toward the establishment and development of a free and democratic society and considers unacceptable the isolation of the people of Artsakh. It is aimed at strengthening friendly relations between the two cities and establishing cooperation in education, culture, and sports.

After the ceremony of signing, Aghabalian, Mayor of Bouc-Bel-Air Richard Mallié, Artsakh’s Permanent Representative to France Hovhannes Gevorgyan, and Vice-Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Marseilles Samvel Lalayan attended a concert by the Voices of Artsakh, organized with the support of Bouc-Bel-Air.

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