“Mr. President Sall of the Republic of Senegal, for the second time in two years, I thank you for your hospitality.
“Secretary General Abdou Diouf, my fellow Canadians, Premier Couillard of Quebec, Premier Gallant of New Brunswick, heads of state and government, delegates, my first words will be to thank the Government of Senegal, and especially the City of Dakar, for being such a friendly host once again – for the great family of La Francophonie.
“It so happens that Canada has hosted the Summit the most often – on three occasions.
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