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Romanian Ambassador to Cairo: We must not abandon the cause of peace and the values ​​of pluralism

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Romanian Ambassador to Egypt, Olivia Toderian, expressed her happiness to celebrate the month of Francophonie, continuing: We are fully aware, in all our activities as diplomats, that this is not the right time for celebrations, given the humanitarian tragedy that the Gaza Strip is witnessing, and all the tragic loss of innocent people since October 7, which It constitutes an extremely harsh reality, and raises troubling questions for us diplomats, who by definition work in the service, negotiation or defense of peace.

This came during a press conference held this evening at the residence of the French Ambassador in Cairo on the occasion of the start of the month of Francophonie, in the presence of a group of ambassadors and diplomats from Europe, Africa and Latin America, including the ambassadors of Argentina, Romania, Belgium and Zambia, and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization of La Francophonie.

The ambassador added: It is our duty to continue our mission with greater commitment and dynamism, and we must keep hope alive, and we must seek cooperation, living together, and listening to each other, between completely different countries.

She added: We must not abandon the cause of peace or the value of pluralism. We must protect opportunities for economic growth through cooperation, culture and creativity, and we must maintain the pace of digital transformation, and we have this duty towards our citizens, which is a duty that does not allow for despair, stressing that the Francophonie exists to provide opportunities. and platforms to achieve these goals.

Ambassadors and representatives from Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Greece, Guinea, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Switzerland, Chad, Tunisia, Vietnam, as well as Cyprus, Argentina, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Thailand, Ukraine, and also the Agency participated in the press conference. University of Francophonie and the International Organization of the Francophonie.

It is worth noting that the French language is the fifth most spoken language in the world, and has more than 320 million speakers across the five continents, including 60 million in Africa, a number that is expected to increase in the coming years.

Francophonie Month 2024 is a special opportunity to show that Francophonie also means a set of values ​​that includes many countries, and among these values ​​are cultural and linguistic diversity, peace, democracy, human rights, women’s liberation, as well as education and sustainable development, which are the values ​​that the French-speaking countries, represented in the group of ambassadors, desire. Francophones in Cairo, in their reinforcement on the occasion of these events

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