• Short Summary

    DELEGATES FROM MANY PARTS OF THE FRENCH-SPEAKING WORLD GATHERED IN LUXEMBOURG TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE SURVIVAL AND THE EXTENSION OF 'FRANCOPHONIE', AND THE NAME GIVEN TO THE SPEAKING OF FRENCH AROUND THE WORLD.

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    DELEGATES FROM MANY PARTS OF THE FRENCH-SPEAKING WORLD GATHERED IN LUXEMBOURG TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE SURVIVAL AND THE EXTENSION OF 'FRANCOPHONIE', AND THE NAME GIVEN TO THE SPEAKING OF FRENCH AROUND THE WORLD. DELEGATES FROM AFRICA, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF FRANCOPHONIE, WERE AMONG THE INTERESTED PARTIES PRESENT.

    THE MEETING WAS HELD IN THE KIRCHBERG BUILDING, NEWLY-ERECTED ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE IN THE TOWN OF LUXEMBOURG. IN ALL TWENTY COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED BY DELEGATES OF THEIR OWN BRANCH OF THE A.I.P.L.F. (L'ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL DES PARLIMENTAIRES DE LANGUE FRANCAISE).

    A REPORT, PRESENTED TO THE CONFERENCE, POINTED OUT THAT NO LESS THAN 32 COUNTRIES WERE FRENCH SPEAKING WHICH REPRESENTED MORE THAN A QUARTER IF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNITED NATIONS. FRENCH WAS SPOKEN THE WORLD OVER, SAID THE REPORT, IN EUROPE, AFRICA, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA, AND INDO CHINA. THE LANGUAGE HAD TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND AND DEVELOP TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF NEWLY INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES, WHO HAD INHERITED FRENCH FROM THE COLONIAL RULE OF FRANCE.

    THE REPORT SAID THAT THERE WAS INCREASING SUPPORT FOR THE FRENCH LANGUAGE WHICH WAS UNDERSTOOD BY ONE DELEGATE IN THREE AT THE UNITED NATIONS, AND WAS USED AS OFTEN AS ENGLISH AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RKVNCZV9SUHN3659D9VPF1XG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RKVNCZV9SUHN3659D9VPF1XG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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