The International Association of Friends of Crimea was established within the Friends of Crimea Forum, at the Livadia Palace, in Yalta, Monday. More than 90 foreign guests from 20 countries participated in the forum, including delegates from Japan, Germany and France. A declaration on the normalisation of relations between the peninsula and foreign partners was signed. Member of the French... Еще National Assembly, Thierry Mariani, called to end the sanctions against Russia and expressed hope that the conference will be «an occasion to find the first steps for a new agreement between our countries.» The decision to establish the International Association of Friends of Crimea was made at the Third Yalta International Economic Forum in April. The association is to begin its work in November of this year.