The Francophone Community should adjust its policies to seek more resources and promote greater cooperation with international and regional partners such as the UN, EU and African Union, Vietnamese Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan has said.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 14 th Francophone Summit in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on October 14, Doan acknowledged the good results of the Community in all fields, as well as the effort to strengthen its international position by participating in resolving global issues and debates among member nations.

She affirmed that Vietnam has always made efforts to contribute to the global French language community, supported solidarity among member countries and taken initiatives to promote it, especially in helping poor and developing countries grow their economies, stabilise their political and social situations and integrate into the world.

At the closing session, leaders of the community approved the Kinshasa Communique, resolutions against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and cooperative documents to boost the use of the French language.

This year’s Francophone Summit brought together representatives of 56 French-speaking countries to discuss a wide range of issues around the theme Environmental and Economic Challenges in the Face of Global Governance, as well as 19 associate states and observers and honorary guests from such international organisations as the UN and the African Union.-VNA