Francophone Summit wraps up hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang attends the closing ceremony (Source: VNA)

Antananarivo (VNA) – The 16th Francophone Summit was closed in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on November 27 after two days of sitting.

President Tran Dai Quang and leaders of the Francophone countries attended the event.

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.

They talked the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and commitments in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, suggested specific measures to accelerate implementation of the Strategic Framework of the Francophone for 2015–2022, the Francophone's youth strategy, and the Francophonie Economic Strategy, with focus on empowering women and youths.

They also ratified the Antananarivo Statement and 13 resolutions, talked the orientation of the community in the coming time, in the fields of peace, security, anti-terrorism, language diversity and culture, economic cooperation, sustainable development, among others.

The leaders suggested the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) strengthen its support to prevent and settle conflicts, reinforce peace and promote compliance to international law, including the principles to solve disputes with peaceful measures.

They also expressed their concerns over the situation in the East Sea and took into account the recent regional progress, and called concerned parties to restrain and settle disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. They also welcomed efforts to maintain peace, security, stability and freedom and safety of navigation and aviation in the region.

The Summit admitted New Caledonia (France) 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./.