Minister Garneau speaks with Secretary General of La Francophonie

first_imgMinister Garneau speaks with Secretary General of La Francophonie From: Global Affairs CanadaReadoutThe Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of La Francophonie.The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of La Francophonie.The Minister and the Secretary General discussed Canada’s priorities within La Francophonie, including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic within member states, the promotion of human rights and gender equality, and the advancement and protection of the French language internationally. The Minister has highlighted the productive collaboration between Canada and the Organisation international de la Francophonie (OIF) which will help drive the development of digital content from across the francophone world, including from Canadian creators, through the TV5MONDEplus platform.The Minister welcomed the important measures taken by the Secretary General to modernize the OIF and reiterated Canada’s support for strategic efforts to improve its efficiency, management and transparency.Minister Garneau welcomed the nomination of the new OIF administrator, Canadian Geoffroi Montpetit, who will work to advance the priorities of La Francophonie. The Minister and the Secretary General concluded on the importance of meeting in November for the XVIII Francophonie Summit in Djerba, Tunisia. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, covid-19, digital, efficiency, Foreign Affairs, French, gender equality, Government, Human, Human Rights, language, Minister, pandemic, Secretary, Tunis, Tunisia, worldlast_img read more