Francohphonie ministers adopt agenda for 10th OIF summit

Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Francophonie Conference of Ministers has adopted the agenda and programme of the 10th International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) summit, while discussions are continuing on major issues, including the "Ouagadougou Declaration" and a 10-year Sustainable Development Plan.
After adopting the agenda of the Friday-Saturday summit on Wednesday, the ministerial conference is left with the task of considering the membership applications of Lithuania, Albania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, which already enjoy an observer status in the OIF.
The ministers will also examine and adopt resolutions on Côte d'Ivoire and the Middle East, as proposed by the Francophonie Permanent Council (CPF), which met in the Burkina capital Tuesday.
In a resolution on the situation in Cote d'Ivoire, the ambassadors in the CPF supported the recent arms embargo imposed by the United Nations on the crisis-torn country.
They also called for the country's reunification before the organisation of free and fair elections.
The ambassador-level CPF also reiterated confidence in the Linas- Marcoussis agreements signed by Ivorian parties during their meeting held in France in January 2003 and urged stakeholders to implement them.
The ministers will also designate the host of the 21st session of the organisation and scrutinise applications for the organisation of the 13th summit of French-speaking countries, whose next summit is slated in Romania.
The 12th OIF summit will be held in Quebec and will coincide with celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of its creation.

25 november 2004 09:28:00




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