Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and EAC minister, Louise Mushikiwabo has announced the ideals and priorities that she will focus upon, when elected as Secretary General of La Francophonie.
In a newly opened website entirely designed to support her campaign for La Francophonie, the Foreign Minister offered the public an inside view on the ideals she aimed to prioritize when elected as Secretary General of La Francophonie.
“While continuing to defend and promote the values of the International Organization of La Francophonie, which are universal, I intend to dedicate my mandate to finding concrete solutions to the problems that are common to all member states and governments.”
“My project for the OIF revolves around four axes: The influence of the French language; the relevance of the Francophonie; the employment of good people and the exchange of good practices.” reads Ms Mushikiwabo’s statement on the website.
From a recent interview she had with Rwanda Broadcast Agency (RBA), Min. Mushikiwabo announced that she went to campaign for the position, having first asked for advices.
“Submitting my candidature to the position of Secretary General of Organisation of French speaking countries, La Francophonie was a decision that I and the GoR took after we discussed it out with other French Speaking countries that are friends of Rwanda, and came to find it as a great initiative.”
In support of her candidature, President Paul Kagame officially wrote to all African states who are members of the organization requesting them to back the Rwandan candidate. She also has been shown support by French President Emmanuel Macron who wields great influence in la Francophonie and pays the largest portion of its bills.
La Francophonie was founded in 1970. The movement that Rwanda is currently subscribing to, is an international language movement led by government and nongovernment elites in over thirty countries where French is official or used by a significant population.