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27 Sep 2011

Québec and China strengthen their ties

<div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand;font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/MGT_Zhao_Jinjun_2.jpg')">Click to enlarge</div> <span style="font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/">On September 22, Minister Gagnon-Tremblay spoke with the President of China Foreign Affairs University.</span>

On his visit to Québec, the President of China Foreign Affairs University, ZHAO Jinjun, met with the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay. As he was China’s ambassador to France until 2008, Mr. ZHAO also participated in the festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie.

This meeting provided the Minister with an opportunity to:

  • explain the importance of Québec’s relations with China;
  • present Québec’s program of international activities to Mr. ZHAO;
  • discuss opportunities for collaboration between Québec and China Foreign Affairs University.

Created in 1955, China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) is an institution of higher learning that aims to prepare Chinese and international students for official duties, such as teaching foreign languages. Approximately 10% of its students are learning French.

Note that in 2010 and 2011, China Foreign Affairs University worked together with the Québec Government Office in Beijing on organizing the activities that were held in connection with Francophonie weeks.

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