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OIF secretary general meets with president of Djibouti

On December 11, 2007, OIF secretary general Mr. Abdou Diouf met with His Excellency Ismaël Omar Guelleh, president of the Republic of Djibouti, during the president’s visit to France.

One of the issues discussed during their meeting was the potential for greater cooperation between OIF and Djibouti, “particularly regarding the major role it can play in the region in promoting the French language.” According to the OIF press release, authorities requested support in creating a regional French language teaching center in Djibouti.

The press release goes on to say that Mr. Diouf also “expressed his desire that the Djibouti authorities create a national committee overseeing francophone cooperation in Djibouti.”

For more information on the meeting, please consult the OIF press release by clicking here (available in French only).