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The International Organization of La Francophonie signs a agreement with Poland—French and partner languages

On November 27, 2008, in Warsaw, the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and Poland signed an agreement to strengthen the French-language abilities of Polish civil servants. This agreement, laid out over a 3-year period, provides for the participation of 2,000 of these civil servants in French-language courses specializing in administration and international relations.

According to the OIF, the objective is “ to help La Francophonie and European Union states to train their own experts on and in the French language in their permanent representations and missions with the European Union in Brussels, at the central and regional government levels, and in their national business schools and diplomatic institutions.” The press release states that the OIF has signed this type of agreement with a total of sixteen European states.