Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova took part in a press conference on the registration of the DPR Representative Center in France

26 June 2017
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Today, on June 26, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR, Natalia Nikonorova, together with the representatives of French delegation took part in a press conference on the registration of the Representative Center of the Donetsk People's Republic in Marseille, France.

Head of the DPR Foreign Ministry stressed the importance of this event, and also spoke about main directions of the center's activities.

"Center of the Donetsk People's Republic in France will perform representative functions, and will also help to establish external contacts, develop the system of international information, cultural and economic relations of our Republic. In particular, this representative center will carry out activities to organize assistance in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of citizens of the Donetsk People's Republic, holding joint information companies for strengthening the international image of the Donetsk People's Republic, assisting in establishing foreign economic relations between countries, attracting investments, exploring the prospects for joint business " - noted Natalia Nikonorova.

President of the National Center for Private Entrepreneurs of the Bush du Rhône Department Gerald- Hubert Fayard acted as the founder of the DPR center in France. Mr. Fayard spoke about the procedure for opening the Representative Center: "The first step was the registration of the center on June 17, the relevant statement was published in the official journal of the Government of the French Republic. The second was a visit to the Donetsk People's Republic. The third stage, namely the grand opening of the center, will be held in Marseille. We want to make the voice of the DPR heard in France."

Natalia Nikonorova thanked the French allies for the support of the Donbass people and expressed her hope that the opening and operation of the Representative Center in France would be another step towards the formation of the Donetsk People's Republic as a full-fledged subject of the international community.