Vietnam joins Francophonie Day celebration in Argentina hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Buenos Aires (VNA) – Vietnam joined French-speaking countries to attend a ceremony at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 20 to celebrate International Francophonie Day 2017.

The event was held by the Embassy of Romania to Argentina in coordination with Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship and embassies of those who are members of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) in Buenos Aires to promote the Francophone community and strengthen ties between OIF member states.

Speaking at the events, representatives from the Argentine foreign ministry and participating embassies highlighted the importance of French language in connecting different nations and people for peace, cooperation and development.

They also spoke highly of the OIF’s role in addressing global challenges and fostering cultural diversity, freedom, democracy, sustainable development and human rights.

They all extended their big welcome to Argentina as an OIF observer.

A host of activities, including exhibitions, workshops, cuisine events, concerts and a film festival, takes place in Argentina from March 13-23 in celebration of International Francophonie Day.

Founded in 1970, the OIF comprises 58 member states and 26 observers throughout the world. It has nurtured cooperation between its members and observers in the fields of politics, economy and culture.

Vietnam started its membership in 1970 and is considered as one of the OIF co-founders.-VNA