Haiti – Politics: Michaëlle Jean succeeds Abdou Diouf as head of the OIF
Gathered in Dakar as a part of the XV Summit of the Francophonie, the Heads of State and members of the Authorities of the Worldwide Francophone Group (OIF) have at present formally appointed the Proper Honorable Michaëlle Jean as the brand new Secretary Common, thus succeeding Abdou Diouf and turns into the primary lady to guide the group.
“I thank the Heads of State and Authorities for the belief they positioned in me by appointing me Secretary Common of La Francophonie. Specifically, I want to thank the governments of Canada, Quebec, New Brunswick and Haiti for his or her unwavering help for my candidacy. I might additionally prefer to pay tribute to Abdou Diouf, an distinctive man, who has served the Francophonie with ardour and cause for the final 12 years. I measure the duty forward of me and can ensure I take excellent care of the legacy he left me. US President Diouf “, Michaëlle Jean declared.
In a quick assertion earlier than the Heads of State and Authorities, Michaëlle Jean commits to working with them and with the operators of La Francophonie, the Affiliation of Francophone Parliamentarians and civil society to implement the roadmap issued on the Dakar Summit . He highlighted the significance of youth and the position of ladies and harassed the necessity to promote the usage of the French language and strengthen financial motion within the Francophone world.
“I’m very excited to work with all these girls and all these males who make and stay La Francophonie daily. I perceive the wants and expectations of the member states and governments of the OIF, whereas giving new impetus to La Francophonie. Collectively, allow us to observe the trail of a contemporary and forward-looking Francophonie. The Francophonie of the 21st century will serve and take heed to younger individuals and girls. Affluent, it should mix elevated commerce and human and sustainable improvement for all “. . said Ms Jean.
Michaëlle Jean additionally praised the opposite candidates who campaigned to succeed Abdou Diouf as La Francophonie common secretary. He thanked them for his or her dedication and dedication whereas highlighting the distinctive nature of this marketing campaign, the primary in OIF historical past.
“This marketing campaign has made it doable to determine new concepts, debate and get to know the residents of La Francophonie. My a number of conferences with political authorities, youth, girls and civil society companions on all continents have been basic to feed my reflection and permit me to make an actual stock of the Francophone world. I treasure the recollections of the expertise and I’m satisfied that the Francophonie emerged from this marketing campaign “. added Mrs. Jean.
Lastly, Michaëlle Jean warmly thanked Senegal, host of the XV Summit of the Francophonie, in addition to all those that contributed to the success of this occasion.
About Michaëlle Jean:
Governor-Common and Commander-in-Chief of Canada from 2005 to 2010, Michaëlle Jean has served as UNESCO Particular Envoy for Haiti since October 2010. Nice Witness of the Francophonie on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Video games, since that very same 12 months she has been the rector of the College of Ottawa, the most important bilingual college (English, French) on this planet. Born in Haiti, Michaëlle Jean, 57, is married to French filmmaker and thinker Jean Daniel Lafond. The couple have a daughter, Marie-Éden, additionally born in Haiti.
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