Ambassador Thimonier first met the Pro-Rector for Research and International Relations, Prof. Besa Arifi and Pro-Rector for Academic Planning and Digitalization, Prof. Vladimir Radevski. Pro-Rector Arifi, on behalf of Rector Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti welcomed him to South East European University.
"Today's lecture is realized in the context of the lectures cycle, held at SEEU by various ambassadors present in North Macedonia and conducted in the framework of the cooperation that the University has with ambassadors of different countries," said Prof. Dr. Besa Arifi.
“The purpose of today's lecture is students to get familiar with the foreign policy of France and is held in the framework of our strategy to return the French language at South East European University", said Ambassador Thimonier. He said that the French language and France itself has been very active in the beginnings of this University and that we are now aiming for a comeback. The ambassador was very pleased with the presence of students in the lecture, but also with the significant increase of students who are attending the French language course.
We have many Macedonian students from North Macedonia who are learning French and have taken advantage of the opportunities offered by this language, as well as the conditions and scholarships that France offers in this regard. It’s a pity that Albanian students not to use all these opportunities and learn this language, said Ambassador Thimonier.
Students expressed interest for the foreign policy of France, which plays a very important role in the European Union.