The representation of the
cover the Francophonie of the Americasshe told the AFP during a gala organized by the Maison française of New York University, which has been promoting cultural exchanges between the French-speaking world and the United States for more than 60 years.
will cover Louisiana and all French-speaking communities that are in the United Statessaid the head of the OIFemphasizing the importance of not working only with States.
The Francophonie of North America is Quebecshe pointed out.
This office in Quebec […] will also include our observatory of the French language in the worldadded Louise Mushikiwabo.
This observatory, which publishes a report on the state of the French language every four years, was until now based in Paris where theOIF. In Quebec, he will also be called upon to study the presence of the French language on the internet, she argued.
The representation of theOIF in Beirut, which could have been inaugurated at the end of 2021, awaits for its part more than a ratification of the Lebanese Parliament to be launched, she specified, without being able to say when the latter will meet and ratify its creation.
Babel Tower by Louise Mushikiwabo, the OIF has 88 states and governments. The Organization currently has 11 representations around the world.
La Francophonie’s main mission is to promote the
French language and cultural and linguistic diversity,
peace, democracy and human rightsor
to support education.