Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, headed a mission to Lafayette, Saint-Martinville and Bâton-Rouge from April 27 to 30 to, among other things, participate in the Bicentennial celebrations of Louisiana’s statehood.
<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/0430_181_LouisianeMRI_500.gif')"><em>Click to enlarge</em></div><span style="font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/"> Louisiana State Senator Eric LaFleur, Minister Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, and Québec Government Representative in Atlanta Joane Boyer</span>
Québec guest of honour
Minister Gagnon-Tremblay gave a speech as guest of honour at the State Capitol in which she emphasized the special relationship between Québec and Louisiana. Invitations to give a speech at the State Capitol are rarely granted honours that are extended in recognition of the quality of the relations that Louisiana maintains with its key partners.
The Minister also took advantage of the mission to promote French at various events: