The Premier of Québec, Jean Charest, and his Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, are pleased by the decision to renew Clément Duhaime’s term of office as Administrator of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). On September 4 in Paris, OIF Secretary General Abdou Diouf announced that he trusts Duhaime’s competence and vision and has chosen him to serve a second four-year term as OIF Administrator.
“Clément Duhaime is a worthy man and an excellent manager. We are proud of the work that he has accomplished as the number-two person at the OIF, and I am persuaded that he is the best candidate to guide the organization through the reforms that he himself has successfully launched. I congratulate him and wish him the best of success,” said Premier Charest.
Minister Arcand added, “I am pleased that we will be able to continue to count on Clément Duhaime at the head of the OIF. The organization will be tackling a number of challenges over the coming year and I think that Mr. Duhaime is the man for the job.”
Clément Duhaime, who hails from Trois-Rivières, served as Québec’s Delegate General in Paris from 2000 to 2005. He holds a degree from the Centre des Hautes Études sur l’Afrique et l’Asie modernes, part of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, a degree in psychology from Université de Paris V and a bachelor’s-level certificate in philosophy and theology from the Institut catholique de Paris. The Government of France made him a Commander of the Ordre national du Mérite in 2006.
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