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President Hollance of France meets Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC Co-Founder and President

President Hollance of France meets Vladimir Sloutsker, IJC Co-Founder and President

Vladimir Sloutsker, the Co-Founder and President of The Israeli-Jewish Congress, with the President of France, François Hollande, at the CRIF Annual Dinner in Paris, on March 20, 2013.

CRIF is the umbrella organization of Jewish organizations in France and the spokesman for the French Jewish Community. The IJC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CRIF, reinforcing our partnership and collaboration with this very important organization.

The prestigious Annual Dinner, to which the IJC was specially invited, was also attended by dozens of French Ministers and Parliamentarians, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius and Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls. The IJC was represented by its President Vladimir Sloutsker and CEO, Michel Gourary.

During the Dinner, President Hollande, who gave the keynote address, warmly thanked Mr. Sloutsker for his actions as the Founder and the President of the Israeli Jewish Congress and stressed how those activities are important in his eyes.

The IJC is excited by our partnership with CRIF and look forward to working closely together for the benefit of the State of Israel and the Jewish community in France.

You can also read President Hollande’s full speech at the CRIF Annual Dinner here in French and English.

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