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Belarusian-French parliamentary, cultural cooperation discussed

MINSK, 8 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian-French inter-parliamentary cooperation was discussed in a meeting between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko and Vice President of the France-Belarus parliamentary friendship group, French MP Thierry Mariani, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Paris.

The parties also discussed cultural cooperation between the two countries.

On 6-7 August Pavel Latushko took part in the closing ceremony of the summer opera festival The Choregies d’Orange in the city of Orange (the Provence region) on the invitation of Thierry Mariani who is the president of the festival. The meeting of the Belarusian diplomat and the French MP took place in Orange.

The Choregies d’Orange opera festival, held each year in the Roman Theater of Orange in July-August, is the oldest music festival in France. Partaking in the festival at different times were Placido Domingo, Barbara Hendricks, Montserrat Caballe and other outstanding opera singers.