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Vietnam attends 2nd French Language World Forum

Brussels, July 21 (VNA) – The 2nd edition of the French Language World Forum (FLWF) is taking place from July 20-23 in Liege (Brussels), bringing together more than 1,500 delegates worldwide including Vietnamese representatives to share their perspectives and projects regarding “creative Francophonie”.

The forum is jointly held by the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) and the authorities of the Wallonie-Brussels region.

Present at the opening ceremony on July 20 were OIF Secretary-General Michaelle Jean, Director of the 2015 FLWF Philippe Suinen, Governor of the Wallonie-Brussels region Rudy Demotte, Minister of Higher Education Jean-Claude Marcourt and Liege Mayor Willy Demeyer.

In her opening remarks, OIF Secretary-General Michaelle Jean highlighted the event as an opportunity to honour the French language through creativity and innovation, and called on the Francophone community all over the world to seek and foster creativity.

For his part, Philippe Suinen said the forum aims to encourage the younger generation to bring creativity into their humanistic projects.

This year’s FLWF introduces about 130 projects and almost 100 events in five major field such as education, economics, culture and cultural industries, the relationship between French language and creativity, and citizens’ rights. It also hosts a number of art performances and photo exhibitions.

The Vietnamese delegation to the event includes a number of young lecturers and students from universities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Can Tho.

Students from Phan Chu Trinh and Hoang Hoa Tham high schools in Da Nang city brought the “Diem hen Phap ngu” (Francophone Rendezvous) project to the event which promotes the coastal resort city in French to international holidaymakers.

Governor Demotte told Brussels-based Vietnam News Agency reporters that he has been working to strengthen the relationship among French-speaking people in Vietnam and nurturing their passion for the French language.