Francophonie Summit opens in Armenia
12:14 | 12/10/2018

VGP – Under the title “Living together in solidarity, sharing humanist values, and respect for diversity: Sources of peace and prosperity in the Francophone space,” the 17th Francophonie Summit was kick-started on October 11 in the capital city of Yerevan (Armenia).

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh (center)

The two-day summit brought together nearly 3,500 delegates from 84 member countries and territories of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and its observers.  

The Vietnamese delegation to the event was led by Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh.

It is held in the context of recent global challenges – such as terrorism, disease, water resource and food security, environmental pollution, climate change, and international migration – having caused adverse impact on peace and development in many countries, including OIF members. 

Therefore, the event offers an opportunity for the countries to seek measures to enhance cooperation in response to such challenges.  

During bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit, Viet Nam plans to seek support for its run for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for 2020-2021. 

Deputy PM Minh is expected to deliver a speech at a session on October 12.

Established in 1970, the OIF’s mission is to engage active solidarity between its 84 member states and governments (58 members and 26 observers), which together represent over one-third of the United Nations’ member states and account for a population of over 900 million people, including 274 million French speakers.

The IOF organizes multilateral cooperation political activities and actions that benefit French-speaking populations. Its actions respect cultural and linguistic diversity and serve to promote the French language, peace, and sustainable development./.  

By Khanh Phuong 


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