FESPACO 2019: the Ambassador of France reassures the Minister of Culture of the support of France to the fiftieth edition
This Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, Mr. Abdoul Karim SANGO, the Minister of Culture of Burkina Faso, received in audience Mr. Xavier Lapeyere CABANES, the Ambassador of France in Burkina Faso at the headquarters of FESPACO. This visit is in line with the 26th edition of the biennale of African cinema, which will be held from 23rd February to 02nd March 2019.
“Seeing how to restore the films of the very first African Cinema Week in 1969 in order to put them at the Festival’s disposal, seems to us essential. Then we have to prepare the French Institute under optimal security conditions in order to allow a normal and serene screenings of the selected films of Fespaco 2019 “said De CABANES.
He added, in essence, that France will be officially present through its Minister of Culture.
The Minister Abdoul Karim SANGO welcomed the visit of the French Republic, which played a historic role in the creation of Fespaco. He naturally hailed France for its willingness to accompany Fespaco, which is about to celebrate its golden jubilee in 2019.
Gervais HIEN, Press Service FESPACO