French Week was opened in Belgrade, organised by the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (CCFS).
This year the event, which will be held from November 15 to 22 for the sixth year in a row, is titled “Digital Memories”.
The goal of French Week is to promote historical, cultural and business connections between France and Serbia. French Week is linked to the popular French custom of welcoming young French wine, Beaujolais Nouveau.
The opening was attended by over 350 officials, diplomats, directors of French and Serbian companies, well-known businesspeople and public figures.
Guests were greeted by the Ambassador of France in Serbia, H.E. Frédéric Mondoloni, who praised the overall work of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and stated that the business community is a motor of French-Serbian relations. Guests were also addressed by the President of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Dragoljub Damljanović, who announced the program of this year’s French Week. He pointed out that this year was one of the most active years for the chamber, and added that his belief is that the presidential visit at the end of December will contribute to making the year 2019 even better and more dynamic. The director of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Sanja Ivanić, also wished welcome to the guests.