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March, 15 2014 10:37:00

Ha Noi marks Int'l Francophone Day

The vice president Nguyen Thi Doan voiced her opinion during a ceremony held yesterday to commemorate International Francophone Day, which is due to be held on March 20.

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam was, is, and will be an active, responsible member of the Francophone community, for building a bloc of solidarity and strength, said Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan.

The vice president voiced her opinion during a ceremony held yesterday to commemorate International Francophone Day, which is due to be held on March 20.

She hailed what the French-speaking community reaped over the past years, especially its involvement in the global efforts to cope with climate change, and promote diversity of cultures and languages.

Secretary General of the International Francophone Organisation Abdou Diouf lauded Viet Nam for successfully hosting the Ha Noi summit, a milestone in the history of the Francophone bloc with the adoption of the Francophone Charter and the election of the first Secretary General. — VNS

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