Francophony as an actor in International Relations

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The Ninth Conference of the Heads of State and government of the countries having French in division (2002), which was held in Beirut, consolidated the international role of francophony and shown its capacity to be counted among the instruments which contribute to control and to humanize globalization. Its political vocation, consolidated by the restoration of the means and the methods, was organized around several poles : the deepening of the democracy within French-speaking space, the promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity and international solidarity and the defence of a globalization based on values of equity and tolerance. Joining together around the values of fraternity, tolerance and universality very diverse countries by their history, their culture and their level of development, Francophony has vocation to become an important actor of international relations. – Summary AFRI-2005