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  • 29 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Publication of 2008-2009 Annual Management Report

    The 2008-2009 Annual Management Report of the Ministère des Relations internationales was tabled on September 29 in the National Assembly.

  • 28 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    A call for closer Québec-Japan scientific collaboration

    Currently on mission to Japan, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie Pierre Arcand stressed the “importance for Québec’s academic institutions and scientific research community to act on existing collaborative R&D opportunities in Japan. Québec has expertise in certain scientific sectors that should be promoted in Japan and also stands to benefit from technological transfers in a number of complementary research sectors.”

  • 24 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Ingrid Betancourt visits Québec

    Ingrid Betancourt is visiting Québec at the invitation of Premier Jean Charest. On September 23, she received the Medal of Honour in the National Assembly.

  • 21 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Premier Charest presents declaration on climate change to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

    During the opening ceremony of Climate Week NYC on September 21, Premier Jean Charest spoke on behalf of States, provinces and regions in order to emphasize their concrete and crucial contribution in reducing greenhouse gases emissions. The ceremony was presided over by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair and attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as well as government and business representatives.

  • 18 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Immigration: a France-Québec task force is created

    A joint declaration announcing the creation of a France-Québec migration movement and integration working group was signed in Paris on September 14 by the French Minister of Immigration and Integration, National Identity and Mutually-Supportive Development, Éric Besson, and the Québec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, Yolande James.

  • 17 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Video Games: turning on the charm in Japan

    During his official mission to Japan from September 22 to October 1, the Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, will attend the Tokyo Game Show to support Québec’s video game development industry in its prospecting efforts among the world’s foremost players in the field.

  • 15 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers: in support of a green economy

    Premiers and governors attending the 33rd Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (CNEG/ECP) renewed their commitment to a greener, more environmentally friendly economy. Premier Jean Charest was in Saint John, New Brunswick to participate in the meeting, whose theme was “Close Collaboration – Stronger Economies.”

  • 14 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Pierre Arcand completes a successful trip to Spain

    Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, delivered a positive report on his official visit to Spain (September 7-11), which included meetings with some 15 high-level political figures and visits to a variety of industrial and cultural centres. He also announced four new cooperation projects during his trip.

  • 10 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    Québec’s Government Office in Barcelona celebrates its 10th anniversary and announces four innovative new projects with Catalonia

    Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, celebrated the 10th anniversary of Québec’s Government Office in Barcelona at a reception held during his official visit to Spain. The event was attended by a number of political figures from Catalonia and Québec, including Yvon Vallières, Speaker of the National Assembly, who headed a delegation of Québec lawmakers.

  • 9 Sep 2009
    / On the agenda

    150th anniversary of the Consulate General of France in Québec City

    On September 8, political figures, historians and observers of France-Québec relations took part in the Symposium on the 150th anniversary of the Consulate General of France in Québec City. The event made it possible to mark the milestones of France-Québec relations since the institution of the French diplomatic post in Québec City in 1859 and determine new prospects for this fruitful collaboration.

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