Québec Premier Pauline Marois kicked off her first mission to France by holding discussions with the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. During a joint press briefing with the President, the Premier underscored Québec’s attachment to France and the desire of her government to strengthen this historic relationship even further.
“I have always said that the President would choose his words carefully and, this morning, he choose his words very carefully indeed when he said that he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us and that our relationship of solidarity was going to continue. Québec is more than ever prepared to invest in this exceptional relationship, which belongs more to our citizens than to our governments,” said the Premier.
Ms. Marois held discussions with President Hollande on issues of common interest, such as:
The Premier of Québec, Pauline Marois; the President of the French Republic, François Hollande; and the Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Jean-François Lisée (Photo: Patrick Lazic).
The Premier also met with the President of the National Assembly, Claude Bartolone (Photo: Patrick Lazic).