Armenia will this week host the summit of the heads of state and government of La Francophonie, the organisation that brings together countries that promote the French language, and co-operation between them. The organisation, that was set up in 1970, now brings together 58 full member states, most of who have French as one of their official languages. There are also 26 observer countries. The summit, which takes place every two years, brings together the heads of state and government. Among those arriving in Yerevan for the summit will be French president, Emanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister. Justion Trudeau.
Preparatory meetings for the summit opened on Sunday. The 105th session of the permanent council of La Francophonie convened in Yerevan to prepare the agenda of the summit.
This is the biggest international meeting ever held in Armenia, given the number of heads of state and government attending.
A new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent from Moscow, has been agreed at a special Unification Council in Kiev. The head of the new Church will be Metropolitan Epiphany of Pereyaslav and Belotserkovsk
Hopes for a breakthrough in discussions on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict have increased since president Aliyev and prime minister Pashinyan had an informal discussion on Karabakh on the margins of the summit of the CIS states in Dushambe in September 2018