Panafrican News Agency

Senegal: Senegalese president prods Francophonie Forum to shed bureaucracy

Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall has called on member countries of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) to "move from intention to action" and give the organization an economic dimension.

''The future of the Francophonie is on the economic field. We must get out of bureaucracy to move from intention to action," the president remarked Monday at the opening of the first economic forum of the Francophonie at Diamnadio,about 40km from Dakar.

''With the new strategy to be implemented by the International Organization of the Francophonie, we set a new course, that of the economy, but we need to operationalize all this through the involvement of the private sector, '' Sall added.

The forum was organized by Senegal's National Agency for Investment Promotion and Major Projects (APIX) in collaboration with Richard Attias