Francophonie – Conversation between Catherine Colonna and the Secretary-General of La Francophonie (20 April 2023)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna welcomed the Secretary-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo, for discussions about the 21st Francophonie Summit, which France will host in Paris and Villers-Cotterêts in October 2024.

The Minister thanked Ms. Mushikiwabo for her leadership of La Francophonie. She reaffirmed France’s support for the Secretary-General’s efforts to transform the OIF and step up its initiatives to serve the people of French-speaking areas.

The Minister and the Secretary-General emphasized the high level of cooperation between France and the OIF and the high caliber of projects to teach and promote the French language, teacher mobility and women’s rights, as well as its work in the areas of digital technology and the cultural and creative industries.