The World Summit of La Francophonie, initially scheduled for Djerba in Tunisia, is postponed to 2022. The postponement decision was recorded this Thursday during the 38th extraordinary session of the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie (CMF).
A press release from the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) OIF, indicates that the ministers and heads of delegations of member states and governments to the CMF, meeting at the invitation of the Secretary General of the, Louise Mushikiwabo, have approved , at the end of “fruitful exchanges reflecting the spirit of solidarity between the members of La Francophonie”, the recommendations made on October 12 by the 117th extraordinary session of the Permanent Council of La Francophonie (CPF), and decided to postpone the 18th Francophonie Summit to November 19 and 20, 2022.
“This postponement, decided by consensus, adds the OIF, will allow Tunisia to organize this major meeting under the most optimal conditions”.
Already postponed to 2020 due to the health context linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, the 18th world summit of La Francophonie was to be held on 20 and 21 November 2021 on the island of Djerba under the theme “Connectivity in diversity: the digital vector of development and solidarity in the Francophone space ”, and should have coincided with the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the Institutional Francophonie.