President Compaore attends Francophonie summit

Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore will attend the 11th conference of heads of State and government of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) slated 28-29 September in Bucharest, Romania, his office announced here Wednesday a statement.
The meeting of leaders from French speaking countries will discuss "information technologies in education".
Compaore, who took over the revolving chair of the OIF at its last summit held in November 2004 in the Burkinabe capital, is to report on his actions at the head of the organisation before handing over the reins to Romanian President Traian Basescu.
At the Ouagadougou conference, Francophone leaders adopted a 10-year strategic framework notably aimed at promoting French and cultural and linguistic diversity on the one hand, and on the other hand, peace, democracy and human rights.
The OIF, which has member countries on all five continents, groups 53 States and governments, representing more than a quarter of United Nations member countries and a population of 710 million.

27 septembre 2006 10:38:00

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