TUNIS, Nov. 20 — The 18th summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie concluded on Sunday in Djerba, Tunisia, with the reelection of Louise Mushikiwabo of Rwanda as secretary general and the adoption of several important resolutions.
The reelection was declared by Tunisian President Kais Saied during the closing ceremony, where he also praised the success of two resolutions, notably the Djerba Declaration and Crisis Solutions and Consolidation of Peace in the Francophone Region.
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The two texts indicated members’ determination “to be more open to debate, collaboration, and mutual solidarity,” he said, adding that, since French-speaking nations face challenges on multiple fronts, solutions should be more inventive to fit to their unique circumstances.
Saied also urged nations to encourage apathetic youth to participate in public life in order to experience “transformation and change.”
According to him, the Djerba Declaration would produce specific solutions and new approaches to women’s and youth’s challenges.
According to Saied, the upcoming summit will take place in France.
The 18th summit of La Francophonie, which lasted two days, brought together 89 delegates, including 31 heads of state and governments from the French-speaking globe and leaders of international and regional organizations.