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President Sarkozy meets with the Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie and of the Commonwealth

President Sarkozy meets with the Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie and of the Commonwealth

Published on October 6, 2011
President Sarkozy hosted Secretaries General Mr. Abdou Diouf and Mr. Kamalesh Sharma for talks on innovative financing for Least Developed Countries ahead of the G20’s Cannes Summit, Nov. 3-4.

Paris, October 5, 2011.
Secretaries General Mr. Abdou Diouf and Mr. Kamalesh Sharma.

The President of the Republic received on October 5 the Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, Mr. Abdou Diouf, and of the Commonwealth, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma. In the run-up to the Cannes Summit, Mr. Diouf and Mr. Sharma submitted to the President of the Republic the recommendations of the IOF and the Commonwealth for the G20.

The President of the Republic undertook to inform the G20 countries of the joint call from the IOF and the Commonwealth for innovative financing mechanisms for the development of the Least Developed Countries to be adopted at the Cannes Summit.

The President of the Republic commended the Secretaries General on their joint work, which bears witness to the close ties between these two organizations which represent over 100 countries. The President of the Republic also expressed the wish that the annual IOF-Commonwealth meetings with the G20 Presidency continue to take place.

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