Vietnam marks International Francophonie Day

(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) organized a ceremony in Hanoi on Friday to mark International Francophonie Day (March 20) and the 25th anniversary of the seventh Francophone Summit hosted by Vietnam.
Vietnam marks International Francophonie Day  - ảnh 1Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son speaks at the event. (Photo: Anh Tuan/ VOV)

In his remarks, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son said, “The development of member countries including Vietnam will contribute significantly to the development of the Francophonie community. Vietnam will continue to actively and responsibly contribute to peace, solidarity, cooperation and development within the Francophonie community and the world over.”

OIF Secretary-General Louise Mushikiwabo emphasized the need for Francophone countries to pay more attention to youths in terms of employment, startup, and innovation.

Vietnam marks International Francophonie Day  - ảnh 2OIF Secretary-General Louise Mushikiwabo. (Photo: VNA)

“Vietnam is an example for its support to young people, especially in startup, and the OIF would like to contribute to these efforts. With its development pace and huge technological potential, Vietnam plays an important role in the implementation of the Francophone Economic Development Strategy,” she said. 

On this occasion, the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam was honored with the annual award of the Group of Francophone Embassies, Delegations and Institutions in Vietnam.