Ambassador Alaa Youssef, Egypt’s ambassador to France, met with Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the International Organization of la Francophonie, where he affirmed Egypt’s continued commitment to strengthening the organization’s role and its various cultural activities at the international level. For her part, the General Secretary expressed her appreciation and gratitude for the supportive role that Egypt plays within the framework of the Francophone Organization, praising in particular its hosting of Senghor University, one of the Francophone platforms in Egypt, which, since its establishment in 1989 in Alexandria, has provided distinguished educational services to students in the French language, especially from African countries.
The two sides discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Francophonie in all fields to benefit from the great diversity at the cultural, economic and technological levels among the member states of the organization. Ambassador Alaa Youssef also stressed Egypt’s keenness to exchange its experiences in the technical and scientific fields with the organization, especially in the fields of culture, information technology and building Capacity and training in various aspects, and praised the constructive cooperation with the organization to teach and spread the French language in Egypt.
It should be noted that the International Organization of la Francophonie was established in 1970, and its membership includes 88 member states, between 54 member states, 7 associate members, and 27 observer states.
Last year, the organization celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Since its launch, the organization has been a forum for cooperation and dialogue among its member states from different continents of the world who share the French language. Dr. Boutros Ghali is considered the first Secretary General of La Francophonie. During his reign, the organization witnessed many reforms to establish its institutional character.
Egypt’s ambassador to France during his meeting with the Secretary General of the International Organization of la Francophonie