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On June 16, 2022, the official launch of the Inalco Foundation was celebrated at 2, rue de Lille, Inalco's historic site, now home to its Foundation headquarters.

The Foundation was inaugurated on June 16, 2022 at 2, rue de Lille, Inalco's historic site and current headquarters, under the patronage of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and its Minister, Mme Sylvie Retailleau.

The evening brought together diplomatic representatives, alumni and supporters for an evening punctuated by the resounding beat of Japanese taikos and traditional music from four geographical areas represented at Inalco (Indonesia, Armenia, India and Senegal).

Among the institutions represented, we were delighted to welcome the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Town Hall of Issy-les-Moulineaux and the Town Hall of the 7th arrondissement of Paris, as well as numerous diplomatic delegations, starting with representatives of the embassies of Japan, Korea, Armenia, Burkina Faso, the Czech Republic, Tajikistan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the Taipei representative office.

Our partners have also kindly joined us. In particular, we would like to thank the representatives of the Fondation de Rothschild, the Institut national du patrimoine (Inp), the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), the Institut français d'Afghanistan (IFA), the Délégation archéologique française en Afghanistan (DAFA), and the Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet,

Finally, we were delighted to welcome members of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, as well as representatives from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris, the Institut du monde arabe, the Institut français d'islamologie (IFI) and the Fondation de l'Islam de France (FIF), and the Musée Cernuschi, with whom we look forward to working together in the future.

We're delighted to have been able to take our guests on an evening-long journey through the history of Langues O' and its geographical areas.
We'd like to thank you all for attending.
Thank you all for joining us on this important occasion. It is a tremendous encouragement for our young Foundation, and a mark of confidence that honors us.

Through this event, a reception with a strong international dimension, situated at the crossroads of the academic and cultural worlds, our ambition has been to raise the profile of Inalco and its young Foundation, and we are delighted to have been able, for the duration of an evening, to offer our guests a journey through the history of Langues O' and its geographical areas.

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