Guebuza, Diouf meet in Paris

Paris- France (PANA) – Mozambican president Armand-o Guebuza and Abdou Diouf, secretary general of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), have held talks here on a range of African and global issues, including the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
The APRM is a voluntary, self-monitoring instrument acceded to by African leaders created under the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
The two men also examined Mozambique's application for observer status at the OIF, said a statement sent to PANA here Friday.
The OIF is an organisation of countries using French as their national language.
The talks between Guebuza and Diouf, a former Senegalese president, also touched on cooperation between the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) and the OIF.
Three Portuguese-speaking countries - Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe - are already members of the OIF.
Guebuza arrived here Wednesday on an official visit and Friday held talks with French president Jacques Chirac, before meeting later with representatives of the French business community.

22 july 2006 13:32:00

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