Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan is leading a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 14 th Francophone Summit in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Oct. 12-14.

Prior to the summit, the Vice President met with Secretary General of International Francophone Organisation (OIF) Abdou Diouf on Oct. 12.

At the meeting, Doan affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy of attaching importance to cooperation with OIF as well as other OIF members, pledging that Vietnam will continue to actively take part in Francophone activities.

She also spoke highly the role played by the organisation in protecting member countries’ interests and dealing with global issues.

The Vietnamese Vice President said she hopes that OIF will continue to pay attention to its member states in Asia-Pacific, including Vietnam .

The OIF Secretary General praised Vietnam’s efforts in boosting French teaching and learning in Vietnam and Asia-Pacific, including countries which are not OIF members.

The same day, Vice President Doan met with Djibouti’s Prime Minister, Haiti’s Foreign Minister and Romania’s Secretary of State to exchange bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and those countries.

She also witnessed the signing ceremony of a French teaching project for diplomats and civil servants between Vietnam and OIF.

This year’s Francophone Summit will bring together the heads of State and Government of 75 French speaking countries. They will discuss a wide range of issues around the theme “Francophone, environmental and economic challenges in the face of global governance.”

High on the agenda will be discussions on Africa’s role in the Francophone community and global governance, environmental and economic challenges, popularisation
of the French language, and global security-political situation./.