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Cultural and linguistic diversity: La Francophonie and the European Commission join forces

The secretary general of La Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, and Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, and Youth, met in Paris in early April. According to the press release from the International Organization of La Francophonie,

“The meeting was an opportunity for both leaders to discuss the major challenges to cultural and linguistic diversity for understanding, democracy, and peace throughout the world …

It gave a second wind to partnership efforts between La Francophonie and the European Commission in shared fields of interest, particularly the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.”

To read the press release, go to the OIF website.