The opportunity is really good for us to meet again today, here in Bobo-Dioulasso, with the friends and partners of Burkina Faso, for once again, “to add earth to earth” (as one of our “Living Human Treasures”) for the construction of an Africa proud, united and strong of its heritage and its richness of its cultural diversity.
Allow me, first of all, to greet and welcome, on behalf of the Head of Government, all the guest personalities who honor us today with their presence in Burkina Faso, as part of the holding of the first session of the CERAV / Africa Board of Directors, as representatives of institutions, member states, or regional organizations of cultural civil society.
With your cheers, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to invite you, once again, to greet these friends and partners of Burkina Faso!
I would also like to welcome here the presence among us of my honorable elders, the former ministers of culture, Mr. Mahamoudou OUEDRAOGO and Mr. Filippe SAVADOGO. These elders marked with a milestone their time at the head of our department and thanks to the furrows they were able to trace, today we continue their work with enthusiasm and lucidity.