Yesterday, Sunday, the International Organization of La Francophonie celebrated its Day of Honor at Expo 2020 Dubai, in the presence of the Organization’s Secretary General, Louise Mushikiwabo, and an artistic performance was presented that showed the common points of some of the 88 member countries of the organization.
The Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, received the Secretary General of the Organization of La Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo, and the celebration began with the raising ceremony of the UAE flag and the flag of the International Organization. de la Francophonie, on the platform of nations in Al Wasl square, and on this occasion speeches were made.
Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi said: “Through its strong presence in the pavilions of nine of its members, the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie offers visitors the opportunity to interact with its most important projects and programmes, and explore the latest innovations of the Francophonie in the areas of sustainable development, innovation, gender equality and others”.
He added that “we are proud of the close relationship that unites us with the International Organization of La Francophonie and its member states, which is based on the values of inclusion, multiculturalism and international cooperation that seeks to achieve a better future for all. members We are committed to promoting our common principles through strategic initiatives, action plans and activities that commend the strengthening of cultural pluralism in the UAE.”
For her part, Louise Mushikiwabo said: “Young people are our strength, and our organization must make them more active. They aspire to find work, benefit from quality education and live in a healthy environment. The International Organization of La Francophonie supports these areas. , which are vital for their future, and empowers young people to Acquire the skills and competencies necessary for innovation, enter the labor market and invest in training them, taking into account their geographical mobility.
Mushikiwabo praised Expo 2020 Dubai for helping to bring together entrepreneurs and investors from all Francophone countries through economic and trade missions.
The Organization Internationale de la Francophonie represents countries and regions in which French is a common or familiar language, and a large proportion of the population is Francophone.
The ceremony concluded with musical and dance performances by artists from francophone countries, such as Joseph Tartarian, a soprano from Armenia, dancer Jenny PSG representing the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Belgium, and DJ “Willie William” representing Mauritius and France.