All set for Francophonie Week

MES AMIS Amb. Michele Boccoz of France, Consul General of Monaco Fortune Aleta Ledesma, Amb. Raduta Matache of Romania

The French Embassy in the Philippines and the Alliance Française de Manille have launched preparations for the Francophonie week.

Francophonie refers to men and women who share a common language—French.

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There are an estimated 300 million French speakers across five continents. It has also been an institution dedicated, since 1970, to promoting the French language and political, educational, economic, and cultural cooperation among the 88 member countries of the Organisation internationale of la Francophonie (OIF) or International Organization of La Francophonie.

CONNEXION FRANCAISE Clockwise from top left: Amb. Ahmed Shehabeldin of Egypt and Amb. Michel Parys of Belgium; Deputy Head of Mission Celine Furst of Switzerland and Amb. Titanilla Toth of Hungary; and Peter MacArthur of Canada and Deputy Head of Mission El Bachir Ateatoullah of Morroco

The embassies of Morocco, Vietnam, Canada, Egypt, Greece, France, Belgium, Cambodia, Laos, Switzerland, Hungary, and Romania and the consulates of Lebanon and Monaco have come together to prepare this cultural festival and celebrate the richness of the French language and cultures. The Week of the Francophonie will take place from March 14 to 20.