Ambassador Farnaud hosted a Francophonie reception at the French Residence in Pretoria [fr]
This festival will take place in Pretoria from 11 to 25 March 2017. Ambassadors of the Francophone countries and members of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), as well as representatives of civil society, pan-African organisations and South African partners institutions were invited to the reception.
More than 30 ambassadors attended the event, as well as members of NEPAD, the Pan-African Parliament, the African World Heritage Fund, United Nations agencies, South African Ministries of Education, Foreign Affairs and Science and Technology.
The reception allowed guests to review the XVIth Summit of La Francophonie held in Madagascar in November 2016, to discuss the place of Francophonie and Francophones in South Africa, and to exchange about the program of the Festival de la Francophonie 2017.