17th Francophonie summit kicks off in Armenia

The 17th Francophonie Summit has kicked off today in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

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    Armenia is hosting the international summit of the French-speaking world, despite only having around 10,000 French speakers among its population of three million.

    The two-day meeting has attracted many world leaders, including the French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

     

    Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from the capital, Yerevan.


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