Niger pays 300,000 euros in outstanding contribution to OIF

Paris, France (PANA) - Niger has paid about 300,000 euros or about CFAF 200 million, representing many years of outstanding contributions, to the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), PANA learnt Monday from Niger's government.

Niger’s arrears were completely wiped out before the XIV OIF Summit held 12 -14 October in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and attended by several heads of state including Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou.

OIF was created in March 1970 in Niamey, Niger's capital, at the initiative of the Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal, Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia and Hamani Diori of Niger.

Its mission is to embody the active solidarity among its 75 member states and governments (56 members and 19 observers), which together represent over one-third of the United Nations’ member states and account for a population of over 890 million people, including 220 million French speakers.
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10 december 2012 11:23:06

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