In a significant announcement, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet has revealed that Cambodia has successfully secured the opportunity to host the Francophonie summit in 2026. This accomplishment is the result of Cambodia’s proactive efforts and garnered support from none other than the President of France.
Prime Minister Hun Manet shared this exciting news during a gathering with the Cambodian community residing in Europe on January 14, 2024, held in the picturesque city of Paris, France. The premier emphasized the significance of this achievement for Cambodia, reaffirming the country’s commitment to its role within the Francophonie community.
“We are proud to be a member of the Francophonie, and I am delighted to announce that in 2026, Cambodia will assume the honor of hosting the Francophonie summit. Our application has received the backing of French President Emmanuel Macron, further solidifying our position as a valued member of the Francophonie family,” Prime Minister Hun Manet declared with evident pride.
Cambodia, being one of the few Francophonie countries in Southeast Asia, stands as a shining example of commitment and active participation within the organization. Alongside its regional counterparts, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia has taken a lead role in fostering collaboration, cooperation, and cultural exchange within the Francophonie community.
Prime Minister Hun Manet underscored Cambodia’s continuous efforts to expand its influence and engagement, particularly in the domains of security, culture, and diplomatic relations. These initiatives aim to foster opportunities for mutual growth and strengthen relationships among Francophonie nations.
The Francophonie summit is a global gathering of French-speaking countries, where participants engage in discussions and activities that promote linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as international cooperation. By hosting this prestigious event in 2026, Cambodia will have the opportunity to showcase its rich cultural heritage, strengthen diplomatic ties, and promote dialogue on important global issues within the Francophonie network.
This announcement underscores Cambodia’s commitment to playing an active and influential role on the international stage. Hosting the Francophonie summit is a testament to the country’s dedication to fostering cultural exchange, promoting multilateral cooperation, and further enhancing its global presence.
As preparations for the 2026 Francophonie summit get underway, Cambodia looks forward to the prospect of welcoming leaders, delegates, and participants from across the Francophonie community, celebrating the diverse tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions that unite these nations.
Source: Fresh News