12 October 2012

Tunisia: President Marzouki Leaves for Kinshasa to Attend 14th Francophonie Summit

Tunis — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki left Tunis on Friday to attend the 14th Francophonie Summit, due on the 12th-14th instant in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the theme "Francophonie, Environmental and Economic Challenges in the Face of Global Governance."

This theme will allow "to review environmental and economic issues from the point of view of global governance in order to think about how to take up these challenges together as a preliminary condition for fulfilling the objectives of sustainable development, " reads a communiqué of the DRC Embassy in Tunis.

The Heads of State and Government of the International Organisation of La Francophonie's 75 member states from the five continents are also expected to reaffirm commitment to the values of democracy, peace and respect of Human rights.

This summit is held every two years in a member state. In 2010, it was held in Montreux, Switzerland.

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