Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai receives France’s highest order of merit – .

Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai receives France’s highest order of merit – .

Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Run Huldai received France’s highest order of merit on Wednesday evening, the city’s municipality said in a press release. The insignia of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor was presented to Huldai by the French Ambassador to Israel, Eric Danon, coinciding with the end of the national holiday. The ceremony took place at Danon’s home, attended by President Isaac Herzog and Minister of Justice Gideon Saar.

Huldai, who was elected mayor in 1998, has significantly strengthened the city’s ties with its three French partner cities – Paris, Toulouse and Cannes – the municipality said, citing cultural and educational initiatives such as activities for French immigrants , “The night of the philosophers” the French Film Festival; culinary events; cooperation with all cultural institutions in the city; and the relocation of the Institut français to its new premises on Boulevard Rothschild. In his acceptance speech, Huldai reportedly vowed to continue cultivating close ties with France. “In some ways, in Tel Aviv-Yafo, we see ourselves as ambassadors here in Israel of all that is good, fair and beautiful in France. I promise that we will continue to work together, to create together and to further instill our common values ​​and culture. broadly and deeply, ”he said.
Huldai added that the honor is not given to him as an individual, but to the city of Tel Aviv and its people.


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