L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), also known as Francophonie, has postponed to next year its 18th summit, initially scheduled for December 2020 in Tunisia, over the covid-19 pandemic.
“Due to the health crisis that has hit the entire world and the various uncertainties that stem from it, Tunisia proposed that the summit takes place at Djerba in 2021,” the organization said in a statement.
The OIF 18th summit in December was to mark the 50th anniversary of the organization.
Like most countries around the world, Tunisia has also been affected by the pandemic with more than 1,000 cases reported. OIF is made of 54 member states, 7 associated members and observers, all of whom share French as the common interest.