The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) is hailing the anniversary of the International Francophonie Day on March 20, the signing day of the Treaty of Niamey, which meant the creating of the institutional Francophonie in 1970, informs a press release issued on Sunday for Agerpres.
Romania, a full member of the institutional Francophonie since 1993 “is deeply committed to achieving the objectives and programs of the International Francophonie Organization, particularly at national and regional level.”
According to the MAE, Romania is “flagship state” of Francophonie for Central and Eastern Europe.
“The MAE is fully committed to capitalizing on the multiple facets of Francophonie through a series of projects, from programs to promote the French language, supporting youths’ social insertion and facilitating their access to performing jobs to putting into practice the economic strategy of Francophonie and effective application of the instruments available to OIF in preventive diplomacy, mediation and support of post-conflict democratic reconstruction,” the press release reads.
From a diplomatic perspective, the MAE adds, the Francophonie also provides a wide framework for developing Romania’s relations with all Francophone states by assuming the joint use of French and promoting francophone values.