Philip Martine: “The language of the majority suppresses minority languages, therefore, it is necessary that everyone can have the opportunity to express themselves!”
Thanks to the Francophony Week, we can not only promote French, but also cultural diversity itself, as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Kazakhstan Philippe Martine confessed during a press conference at the CCS.
In France, we have regional languages in addition to official French, I mean Breton, Basque, and so on. We, in France, have our own cultural identity in diversity. This means that every culture should be able to express themselves, thanks to cultural works, literature and language. It is very important to emphasize this aspect. Why, because in many directions, culture is also a support for the economy, including the often dominant one. Majority language suppresses minority languages, therefore, it is necessary that everyone can have the opportunity to express themselves. This applies to both the film industry and the production of products from various other sectors. Therefore, Francophone has the goal of promoting precisely – cultural diversity “,
Highlighting the value of cultural diversity as the main theme of Francophony, Mr. Ambassador called for rapprochement and mutual spiritual enrichment of representatives of different cultures.
Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan