Vietnam is proud to be a member of the Francophone community and always treasures cooperation and solidarity with other member countries and partners, stated Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet while chairing an official celebration of International Francophonie Day (March 20) in Hanoi on March 17.
In his remarks, Viet expressed his delight at diverse and meaningful activities held across Vietnam to mark the occasion. With the theme of “321 million French speakers, billions of cultural contents”, this year's celebration aims to honour the cultural and linguistic diversity of the community worldwide, and promote access to the Francophone cultural content in the digital space.
The official also thanked the Francophone partners who have been and will continue to accompany Vietnam in its socio-economic development and international integration.
At the foreign ministry’s annual celebration, Regional Representative for Asia - Pacific of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) Edgar Doerig appreciated the successes achieved in the relationship between Vietnam and the community.
The director of the Francophone University Agency (AUF) office in Asia-Pacific, Laurent Sermet, commended the cooperation between the AUF and Vietnamese higher education and research institutions during the past three decades and pledged to strengthen such ties in the time to come.