The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron visited the branch of the French Alliance in the city of Samarkand.
The French Alliance is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes the dissemination of the French language and culture. It was founded in Paris in 1883 on the initiative of eminent figures such as Jules Verne and Louis Pasteur. Today, there are over 800 French Alliances in 137 countries around the world.
The first branch of the Alliance in our country was opened in Tashkent in 2015. A second branch was opened in Samarkand to develop bilateral cooperation in the field of cultural and linguistic exchanges.
During the visit, the heads of state cut the ribbon and inaugurated the centre.
The Presidents were briefed on the facilities of the modernly equipped centre, which will provide French language and literature courses and will be able to accommodate up to 200 people wishing to immerse themselves in French culture.
It is hoped that the Alliance's activities in Samarkand will contribute to further rapprochement and friendship between our peoples.