Francophone Days feature diverse activities
The Saigon Times Daily
Jean-Philippe Rousse, director of the French Institute in HCMC, speaks with local media at last week’s press conference on Fran-cophone Days from March 17 to 29 while Canadian consul general Richard Bale (R) looks on - PHOTO: THANH HOA
The 47th Francophone Days feature a range of activities like music performances, exhibitions, roundtables, meetings and film festivals from March 17 to 29 in HCMC.
The event is aimed at creating more activities for local youth and establishing a networking platform for young people.
A highlight of the program was a big celebration of Francophone Days at the Botanical Garden on March 19, featuring booths of the French faculties of city universities and the French community.
Especially, renowned French journalist Christine Ockrent will talk about the history of journalism and leading female journalists who have contributed to the development of journalism at 6 p.m. on March 29 at the HCMC University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Since 1970, March 20 has been celebrated by the French speaking communities in the world. This is a chance for French speaking people to show their attachment to the language and confirm the solidarity of humankind.