10 OIF member states hold exhibit in Bucharest

Bucharest- Romania (PANA) – Ten member States of t-he International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) have mounted an exhibition Bucharest on the fringes of the OIF 11th heads of state and government summit convening in Romania.
The 22-30 September exhibition at the Dalles Hall, the epicentre of the Bucharest cultural setting, is aimed at making Francophonie and its member countries better known to the Romanian public.
The 10 States - Canada, Canada-New Brunswick, Canada-Quebec, the French community in Belgium, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Lebanon, Madagascar, Slovakia and Vietnam - have opened Francophone stands along with Francophonie agencies such as OIF, AUF (Francophonie University Agency), TV5 Monde, Senghor University, AIMF (International Francophone Mayors Agency) and APF (Francophone Parliamentarians Agency).
Furthermore, the participants to the OIF summit in Bucharest can visit in the national Theatre of the Romanian capital, another exhibition titled "Francophonie in 1,000 faces", a kaleidoscope of exhibitions from across the world.
An exhibition dedicated to the life and work of former Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor, many pictures of several Francophone capitals, a presentation of the Francophone area with flags, maps, posters and photographs and a visual and photographic art exhibition with works by artists from Albania, Bulgaria, Morocco and New Brunswick, are part of the exhibition which runs for the duration of the summit.
On the other hand, OIF secretary general Abdou Diouf on Sunday kicked off the Bucharest-Dakar sixth humanitarian rally at the Victoire Place in Bucharest.
The volunteer teams will drive about 10,000 km and cross nine countries during this humanitarian rally which, in addition to its sports challenge, is a "proof of the North-South solidarity", organisers said.
Upon arrival, the cars will be offered to some Senegalese social services institutions.
"It also intends to lay the foundation for a co-operation project on education and to provide a French-Romanian expertise for the setting up of information and resource centres in Senegalese schools", the organisers say.

25 september 2006 15:04:00




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