JBN.CO.ID ■ The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Indonesia, Ouadia Benabdella attended the opening of the French Language Week organized by the French Embassy in collaboration with the embassies of French-speaking countries in Indonesia, at the Auditorium Institute Francais Indonesia (IFI), Jalan MH. Thamrin No. 20 Central Jakarta, yesterday (03/18).
In addition to the Ambassador of Morocco, the Ambassador of Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Lebanon, Serbia, Switzerland and Tunisia were also present. These countries use French as one of the official languages of their country.
The Ambassadors were accompanied by their respective consular officials, including Mostafa Nakhlaoui from the Moroccan Embassy and Baghdadi Dhahbi from the Tunisian Embassy.
As is known that the French Embassy annually plans French Language Week activities, carried out by IFI institutions. The activity which lasts for 7 days will be filled with various activities with French nuances in various locations such as campuses and student communities in Jakarta and surrounding areas.
The Opening Ceremony of the French Language Week began with the performance of Tari Piring from West Sumatra hosted by students of the Syarief Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta. Furthermore, the remarks from the Moroccan Ambassador represented the Ambassadors of Francophonie Countries (French-speaking countries) and the French Ambassador as the host.
In his remarks, the Moroccan Ambassador expressed his gratitude and gratitude for the presence of the Ambassadors and invitees.
Benabdella also hoped that through the event, friendship between Francophonie countries and Indonesia would be even closer, through the similarity of the language of instruction, namely French.
"We hope that friendship between Francophonie countries, as well as with the Indonesian state will be increasingly tightened through the use of French," Ambassador Benabdella said.
The event, which was attended by millennial generations who filled the IFI Auditorium with a capacity of 150 people, was then filled with a concert by Swiss musician Marc Aimon. The concert was quite interesting, presenting several songs in French, interspersed with interactive stories of Marc Aimon with an audience that seemed enthusiastic to follow the flow of appearance of the young musicians.
■ Tuman Jr