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OIF: Mushikiwabo officially takes office at the head of the Organization

In the morning of January 4th, 2019, it has just been announced the taking of office of Mrs. Louise Mushikiwabo as the New Secretary General of the OIF.

The Rwanda’s former Foreign affairs minister, this week assumed office as head of “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie” (OIF), an organisation that brings together 88 countries including Rwanda with a combined population of over 300 million.

It is expected that she will give a new impetus to the OIF, which plays an important role in spreading the French language and francophone values in support of peace, democracy, and human rights.

Elected October 12, 2018 during the OIF 17th General Assembly held in Yerevan, Armenia, She replaces the Canadian Michaelle Jean for a four-year term.

“We will work in a spirit of solidarity and permanent dialogue in order to fulfill adequately priorities set out by our Heads of State and Government,” she said before adding: “I am eager to put my experience and will at the service of our “Francophonie””.

On Twitter, the French President Emmanuel Macron wrote: “I wish all success to Louise Mushikiwabo, who today takes up his duties as Secretary General of “La Francophonie” in Paris. Let us work together to make French one of the great languages of the world and “Francophones” a political community on a global scale”.

The Partner wishes her a very great success in her new position, as she did during her last 8 years as Head of the Rwandan Diplomacy.

 

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