OIF secretary general Abdou Diouf visits Kinshasa

Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) secretary general Abdou Diouf begins a two-day official visit to the Democratic Republic Congo (DR Congo) on Friday.
According to observers in Kinshasa, the first visit by the senior executive is an indicator of the OIF's preparedness to support DRC's transitional administration.
Diouf was in Congo-Brazzaville before crossing to Kinshasa.
The former Senegalese President had pledged to back the transitional administration during an audience he granted the DRC general commissioner for the Francophonie, Isabel Machik Tshombe in Paris last January.
The OIF plans to organise an international seminar on the management of the transitional period in the DRC will be organised soon on the theme "Democratic institutions, comparative approach of Francophone experiences.
" Diouf is scheduled to hold talks with DR Congo President Joseph Kabila before addressing a press conference and visiting the Francophone digital campus of Kinshasa.
The Francophonie University Agency established the campus (AUF) at the Kinshasa Higher Education Documentation Centre.
Diouf was elected OIF secretary general during the 9th Francophonie Summit of Beirut, replacing Boutros Bourtos Ghali of Egypt.

25 أبريل 2003 23:50:00

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