The founding meeting of the Group of Francophonie Ambassadors in Serbia was held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the invitation of H. E Mr. Philippe Guex, Ambassador of Switzerland.
The establishment of this group was announced at the end of March at the closing of the Month of Francophony in Serbia, several days before Serbia would send the International Organisation of Francophony (OIF) a request to become an associate member of this Organisation (whose member, as an observer since 2006). The group is open to all Ambassadors (or Heads of Missions) of member States, Associate Members or Observer States of Francophonie, and to international organisations whose working language is French; 15 diplomatic missions in Serbia are founders of the group. The Group will work closely with the International Organization of Francofonies (whose regional office for Central and Eastern Europe is located in Bucharest), as well as with the University agency Francofonia / AUF (Regional Directorate for Central and Eastern Europe, Bucharest), as well as with the French Institute in Serbia (operational support).
Office composition: President: Mohammed Amine BELHAJ, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Vice-Presidents: Amr ALJOWAILY, Ambassador of Egypt (First Vice-President), Kati CSABA, Ambassador of Canada, Simona Mirela MICULESCU, Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Oana-Cristina POPA, Ambassador of Romania, Dae Jong YOO, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea. Secretary: Frédéric MONDOLONI, Ambassador of France, with the support of the French Institute in Serbia, Cultural and Educational Operator of the Embassy of France in Serbia.