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Greece to open an embassy in Senegal, adopt French in the Foreign Ministry

Dakar Senegal

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in a tweet that an embassy will be opening in the West African country of Senegal and that the Foreign Ministry will adopt French as a second foreign language.

When explaining in a Twitter thread how French will become the “second basic language” of the Greek Foreign Ministry (after English), he said “It does not mean that we are wronging other languages. We want it for specific reasons.”

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Senegalese capital of Dakar.

“That is why we are choosing it, that is why we are opening an embassy in French-speaking Africa, in Senegal,” he added.

Senegal was once a colonial possession of France, and for this reason is part of the Francophone world.

Senegal location on the Africa map French
Senegal location in Africa.

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