Minister André Vallini Visits Albertine
André Vallini, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, visited Albertine on April 19, 2016 before presiding over a decoration ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York in which Deborah Hay, Lewis Lapham, and Theodore Feder were each honored with the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.
Formally trained as a laywer, Minister Vallini first entered the sphere of politics and diplomacy in 1986 and has held several ministerial and political positions since then. He was heavily involved with the French Socialist Party. In his current role, Minister Vallini focuses on issues related to Francophonie and International Development.
View photos of the visit and ceremony below, and read M. Vallini's speech here.