New Hampshire Governor John Lynch traveled to Montréal on April 7 and 8 to meet with Québec Premier Jean Charest. Both leaders stressed the importance of increasing cooperation in trade-related matters.
<div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand;font-size:0.7em;color:grey;" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/Charest_Lynch_002.JPG')">Click to enlarge</div> <span style="font-size:0.7em;color:grey;">Governor Lynch and Premier Charest.</span>
“Our economies are linked and business supply chains are established on both sides of the border. We will be working to facilitate even greater integration aimed at achieving an open but secure border. New Hampshire remains our fourth largest partner in New England, although bilateral trade has declined in the past two years. We would like to do better in this regard by capitalizing on areas where increased cooperation is possible, such as aerospace, green energy and information technology,” said Mr. Charest.
During their meeting, the leaders discussed issues of common interest touching on: