Memorandum of understanding signed on hosting the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie in the Principality of Monaco
A memorandum of understanding on the practical arrangements for holding the 36th Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie in Monaco was signed by H.E. Mr Christophe Steiner, the Principality of Monaco’s Ambassador to France and Personal Representative of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Prince’s Government to the Permanent Council of La Francophonie, and Mr Adama Ouane, Director of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF), on the margins of the Permanent Council of La Francophonie on 26 March 2019.
The memorandum officially kicks off work to organise the conference, which will be held in Monaco on 30 and 31 October 2019 under the theme: “Reconciling Humanity and the Planet: Prospects within the French-Speaking World as the IOF Turns 50”.
Coming midway between the Yerevan Heads of State and Government Summit (Armenia 2018) and the Summit in Tunis (Tunisia, 2020), the Ministerial Conference in Monaco will bring together ministers of foreign affairs and ministers with responsibility for La Francophonie issues, or their representatives, from the IOF’s member states and governments to make decisions on the priorities for multilateral action within the French-speaking world.
The Principality of Monaco was a founder member of the IOF when it was established in 1970.
The IOF now has 88 member states and governments, including 54 full members, 7 associate members and 27 observers.