How speaking French can help the Arab world

The Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values promoted by the French language. The French language and its humanist values represent the two cornerstones on which the Francophonie is based. Created in 1970, the Francophonie sees its mission as formulating a deep sense of solidarity between its 84 members, 58 members and 26 observers. Together they represent over one-third of the United Nations’ member states and account for a population of over 900 million people, including 274 million French speakers. Its actions respect cultural and linguistic diversity and serve to promote the French language, peace and sustainable development. Along with the sale of French made weaponry to hot spots around the world. Knowledge of French in such cases is not a prerequisite. The merchants of French weapon systems also speak fluent English.]]>

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