Cultural diversity

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Discussion between the Secretary General of La Francophonie and the President of the Union of the Comoros

On July 21, 2008, Secretary General of La Francophonie Abdou Diouf met with the president of the Union of the Comores, Abdallah Mohamed Sambi.

According to the press release, President Sambi called among other things during their discussion “for the mobilization of OIF and its Member States and governments to promote the teaching of French in the Comores.” He then asked for the assistance of OIF in preparing the next inter-Comoros meeting and its support efforts towards modernization and justice reform.

The press release also states that President Sambi gave Secretary General Diouf his personal assurance that he was “committed to ensuring that UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will be ratified as soon as possible.”