Cameroon celebrates International Day of La Francophonie

Cameroon has this 20th March 2018, joined the international community to commemorate the International Day of La Francophonie.

The day was commemorated with focus on the theme, “French, Our Link to Take Action.”

The Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu chaired the La Francophonie Day in the conference room of the Ministry.

On the occasion, the Minister Delegate hailed Cameroon’s relations with La Francophonie and called for increased partnerships.

The Director of La Francophonie at the Ministry of External Relations, Laurent Tchandeu on his part indicated that the French Language is spoken by over 83% of Cameroonians. He however called for an improved mastery of the language.

The event was also a moment to revisit Cameroon – La Francophonie relations through a video projection.

Some four youths also received prizes for standing out in a national writing contest organised between 18th February 2018 and 10th March 2018 as part of commemorative activities ahead of the La Francophonie Day.


The message of the Secretary General of La Francophonie, Michaelle Jean was read to those present to remind of the importance of the French language.

Exhibitions were a major highlight of the event with some La Francophonie member countries showcasing their culture.

The La Francophonie Day, it should be recalled, is a moment to celebrate the French Language and its diversity.

Read more about commemorative activities organised in Cameroon ahead of the celebration by clicking here.

Eleanor Ayuketah

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