The International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF/ Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) is an international institution established in 1970 and aimed at strengthening and promoting the French language and universal values.
The International Organisation of la Francophonie considers its primary mission promoting peace, democracy and the human rights, supporting education and training, intensifying the dialogue between cultures and civilizations, enhancing the solidarity among member states and governments through multilateral cooperation aimed at strengthening their economic growth.
The organization has 54 full members, 4 associate and 26 observer states. The decision-making body of la Francophonie is the Summit - the meeting of heads of French-speaking states and governments, which is convened every two years.
Yerevan hosted the XVII International Organisation of La Francophonie summit October 7-12.
The gala dinner took place in Dvin Music Hall on 11th of October on behalf of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
French President Emmanuel Macron with his spouse Brigitte, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, OIF Secretary General Michaelle Jean with her spouse, and many other officials took part at gala dinner.
Armenia is a member of the organization since 2008.