The foreign ministers of the member states and governments and observers of La Francophonie participated yesterday in a consultation related to the issues of security and development, on the margins of the General Assembly of the UN.
Organized by the Malagasy authorities, the dialogue was co-chaired by MIchaëlle Jean, Secretary General of la Francophonie.
“We are all threatened, all struck, all concerned by these security threats, these criminal acts of destruction and destabilization,” Jean said before the meeting.
The financial and technical support that La Francophonie wishes to bring to the joint strength of the G5 Sahel countries in the fight against terrorism will be a test in this respect, said Jean. For her, “we must also act against the evils that fuel these threats and abuses. What is at stake is economic and social development, the stability of the French-speaking world and the rest of the world.”
Adding that “as ever, with concerted, coordinated, integrated and better adapted responses, Francophone solidarity must continue to be exemplary and the international community.”
According to a communiqué from la Francophonie, the Secretary General will also intervene during the high-level event dedicated to the Central African Republic (CAR), chaired by UN Secretary General António Guterres and its President Faustin Archange Touadéra. She recalled that “the OIF has been able to strongly support the strengthening of institutions and the return to the rule of law in CAR. We will continue to support, with the same energy, the process of national reconciliation. “
MIchaëlle Jean also spoke with Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN-Women, in order to increase collaboration on women’s entrepreneurship in Africa between the two organizations.