FAIR – France Arménie International Réseau
In 2013, upon the initiative of Hilda Tchoboian, the Regional Councilor and current Vice-President of France Armenia International Network, some French-Armenian friends came up with the idea of founding a purely economic association which would bring together the leaders of the Rhône-Alpes region’s economic life, the second region of France in terms of economic dynamism. This new unique project attracted the attention of business leaders, and consequently, quickly associated themselves with the network.
Two years after the birth of the idea, in May 2015 the France Armenia International Network association was officially established. A few months later the inauguration took place in Lyon with the presence of the President of the Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes, the regional,political and economic structures and the Ambassador of Armenia.
The choice of the name « France Armenia International Network » was closely linked to the social reasons and strategic objectives of the association. The Armenian Diaspora has a strong economic potential. It is strongly involved not only in the life of the Rhône-Alpes region (which has become the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes), but also in other areas of France, Westernand Eastern Europe, North and South America, and the Far East and South East Asia…