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Mauritius: The Government nominated Jean-Claude de Estrac at the head of the international organisation of la Francophonie




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While the ceremony to celebrate the 46th anniversary of independence takes place this Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Anjalay stadium, in the North of the island around the theme "a country, a nation, a fate", the Government of Mauritius has decided to submit the candidature of Jean-Claude de the Estrac, currently Secretary general of the Indian Ocean (COI) Committee, to take the suite of former Senegalese presidentAbdou Diouf, head of the international organisation of la Francophonie (OIF) since 2003 and whose third term ends at the end November 2014.
 
This bid will be officially announced during the day of la Francophonie March 22.
 
The Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, has already informed upstream the Secretary-General of la Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, of this choice and communicated the position of Mauritius to other heads of State and Government of the Member countries of the international organisation of la Francophonie, as reported in the Le Mauricien newspaper.
 
"Indian Ocean's time has come", said briefly from his side the main party involved, Jean-Claude de Estrac, who confirmed his next candidacy on the occasion of the Summit of the Francophonie in Dakar in Senegal on 29 and 30 November 2014, while it is travelling to Brussels for meetings with representatives of the European Union to determine the amount of the funds allocated for the 11th EDF * to the IOC.
 
* EDF European Fund of development



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