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PM’s Opening Keynote Speech at the Summit

Hello, Everyone.

It is a real pleasure for me to be with you today—as Prime Minister of Canada, but especially as a proud Francophone.  

I would like to thank the President of the Republic of Madagascar and the Malagasy people for their warm welcome. I would also like to mention that the President studied at a Canadian university, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. So his background is an indication of the wide variety of ties that are being formed between the countries and citizens of the Francophone world.