The 16th Francophone Summit held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, came to an end on Sunday after two days of sitting with members calling for more cooperation to strengthen its support to prevent and settle conflicts.
The Secretary General of the group, Michaelle Jean called on member countries to further unite against terrorist threat.
“We countries of Francophone, paid a heavy price. Therefore, this summit has been an opportunity once more to reflect precisely on the situations we face and a need for greater sharing of our experiences, our means and information,” he said.
We countries of La Francophone, paid a heavy price. Therefore, this summit has been an opportunity once more to reflect precisely on the situations we face.
During the two-day event, participants discussed measures to promote equal growth and responsible development, thus contributing to ensuring peace, stability among the member nations as well as in the world.
The group also welcomed efforts to maintain peace, security, stability and freedom and safety of navigation and aviation in the region.
“We are going to stand in solidarity with the rules of Francophone in the defense of the rights of women, it is important, in the employment of young people, vocational education, and in terms of economic development,“said Malagasy president Hery Rajaonarimampianina.
Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau a defender of feminist and homosexuals, rights which are not respected in some Francophone countries called for the respected of minority rights.
“Canada is also determined to use this important forum to call for the respect of human rights, our values of democracy, the rightful place of women and girls in the society, and the respect of Diversity,” he added.
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The Francophone next two summits are expected to be held in Armenia in 2018 and in Tunisia in 2020.
The Summit admitted New Caledonia as an associate member and Argentina, the Republic of Korea and Ontario (Canada) as observers, raising its total number of members and observers from 80 to 84.