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Secretary General of La Francophonie meets with the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic

On Friday, June 13, Secretary General of La Francophonie Abdou Diouf met in Paris with His Excellency Faustin-Archange Touadéra, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic.

According to an Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) press release, the Prime Minister began by thanking the Secretary General for the support provided by La Francophonie to Central Africa since its political transition and said he looked forward to the upcoming inclusive Central African political dialog, to be co-facilitated by OIF special envoy Djovi Gally.

Among the topics discussed by the Secretary General and the Prime Minister were francophone cooperation in CAR, particularly the extension of the Centre de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle (CLAC) project and the project in support of international trade negotiations.

The press release also stated that the Secretary General of La Francophonie urged the Prime Minister to have CAR complete ratification of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, adopted by UNESCO in 2005, before the meeting in Québec City, Canada, October 17 to 19, 2008, of the 12th Conference of Heads of State and Government Having the French Language in Common.