Francophone

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Francophone

A person, company, or country for which French is the primary language. Because of the historical importance of French as an international language and of France as a world power, French is one of the most common languages in international commerce.
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Last Sunday, Michaelle Jean, a Canadian stateswoman who served as Governor General from 2005 to 2010, became the third leader of the International Francophony Organisation and the first woman to hold the post.
French Department at NUML had major role in setting up the tradition of celebrating the Francophony week in Pakistan.
She's eyeing a grand return to the stage in her grandest vehicle, A IiSor--aka Eleanor of Aquitaine, but given a French twist, like the rest of Wainwright's puttin'-on-the-Berlitz-Ritz francophony libretto--the opera in which she scored her final triumph before it triggered (we're never sure how) her vocal collapse.
Film director Yamina Benguigui, who was named Junior Minister for Francophony and French Living Abroad, arrived in six-inch heels and dark glasses.
Romania may leave the International Francophony Organization (OIF) as a retaliation measure against the French position stating the country is not ready for Schengen.
President's envoy, Minister of Culture, Francophony, and of National Languages
Asked whether France had pushed Mali to release the suspected fighters, Alain Joyandet, the French minister for co-operation and Francophony, told Europe-1 radio: "It's not that simple, there was a trial.
Kanor plays with an incongruous, rather mischievous series of terms: "He accused God, Adidas, the president, the Chinks, Hiroshima, the World Bank, francophony, Picasso .
an address read in his name on Saturday by the Prime Minister, Mr Mohamed Ghannouchi, at the Francophony Summit, held from October 17 to 19, 2008 in the city of Quebec, Canada, President Ben Ali also said that "In a world where the phenomenon of globalisation seems prone to sacrifice cultural and linguistic diversity, out of pragmatism and efficiency, our Organisation is insistently called on to demonstrate , through the promotion of a fruitful partnership between its various cultural components, its capacity to adjust to this new deal".
For many, Gerard Bouchard' s attempt to construct a linguistic nationalism based on Quebec Francophony would be an acceptable answer to the question, "Who is a Quebecois?
After this, President Flosse, in charge of francophony in the Pacific, paid a visit to Wallis.
Led by Charles Josselin, France's minister for cooperation and francophony -- who is co-chairing the meeting with Lao Foreign Minister Somsavat Lengsavad -- the EU delegation consists of ministers of state, deputy foreign ministers, secretaries of state and ambassadors.