Candidate for the post of Secretary General of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs was received on 13 July in Brazzaville by the Congolese Head of State.
“Rwanda made sure that I came to see the President of the Republic of Congo, to thank him, on behalf of his brother President Paul Kagame, just after the Nouakchott summit, in Mauritania, where the Rwandan candidacy, in my name, has been endorsed by the heads of state of the African Union, “said Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.
The summit of La Francophonie will take place in October, in Armenia. It will give the heads of state the opportunity to elect the successor of Mikaëlle Jean, general secretary of the organization since November 2014.
The Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister said that President Sassou N’Guesso urged her, once elected head of the OIF, to improve the visibility of Africa within this organization.
“Africa is today the heart of La Francophonie. Our countries have made a lot of investments for several years in education, francophone culture. Africa can still bring something to this organization, “she said.
Louise Mushikiwabo also traveled to Dakar, Senegal, as part of her tour of the OIF member countries.289