Louise Mushikiwabo is in Hanoi the capital of Vietnam where she met with her counterpart Pham Binh Minh.
The two ministers held a bilateral meeting and exchanged on several topics, including the necessity to increase cooperation between their countries.
Mushikiwabo is currently canvasing for support to lead the la francophonie organization that comprises of a strong 84- member countries including Vietnam formerly known as République socialiste du Vietnam.
“So far she has visited; Belgium France, Gabon, Madagascar, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, DRC, Sénégal. And we just arrived in in Vietnam,” Mushikiwabo aide told Taarifa, adding that Mushikiwabo would like to visit a maximum of countries before October Summit in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.
There are only two candidates for this juicy job; the incumbent Secretary General Michaëlle Jean – a Canadian seeking a second term and Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, running for the first time.
However, African leaders have suggested to Canada to withdraw its support for Michaëlle Jean in exchange for an African backing for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.
Mushikiwabo was accompanied to Hanoi by her counterpart from Guinea, Mamadi Toure and were received by the President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang.
Her aide said that she not only to presented herself to President Tran Dai Quang as an African candidate, but also presented the outline of her programme and the objectives of her ambitions for the La Francophonie.
President Tran Dai Quang wished Mushikiwabo success in securing a win for the La Francophonie SG position.