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Celebrations of International Week of French Speaking World

Islamabad, March 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): “H.E. Mr. Philippe Thiébaud, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, hosted a reception on the occasion of the International Week of French Speaking World (La Semaine Internationale de la Francophonie) on March 19, 2013 at the Serena. Ambassadors from the International Organisation of La Francophonie Member States and Observers attended the event and reiterated their commitment to promote exchanges between Pakistan and the French Speaking World.

The Francophony (French Speaking World) refers to the 220 millions persons who speak French around the world. The International Organisation of La Francophonie promotes French but also cultural and political dialogue amongst the 75 states participating as Members or observers. 20 of those states are represented in Pakistan and will celebrate their collaboration this week: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritius, Poland, Qatar, Czech Republic, Romania, Switzerland, Thailand, and Tunisia.”

In Islamabad:

– NUML and the Alliance Française are organizing three days of events (19th to 21st of March) with theatre, movies, music to celebrate exchanges between Pakistan and the French speaking world.

– The Alliance Française is hosting a film projection (20th of March) and a evening of folk tales (22nd of March)

– Find out about all activities: http://www.afislamabad.org/

In Lahore:

– On the 15th of March and the 1st of April The New School-TNS- Beacon House will be celebrating French with food and literature competitions

– The Alliance Française is hosting a French language competition on the 22nd with its 9 official partners in Lahore

– Find out about all activities: http://aflahore.org/fr/

In Karachi:

– Cinema (from Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Tchad, and France), conferences (on Contemporary French Poetry), concerts (Canadian and French-Pakistani Rock-fusion) and competitions: the week will be full of events at the Alliance of Karachi!

– Find out about all activities http://www.afkarachi.com/

For more information, contact:
French Embassy in Pakistan
French Embassy – Diplomatic Enclave G5 – GPO
Box 1068 Islamabad
Telephone: 00 92 51 201 14 14
Fax: 201 14 80 / 201 14 00
Website: www.ambafrance-pk.org

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