Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke with Nadine Girault, Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration. They laid the groundwork for the 21st Alternating Meeting of Prime Ministers (RAPM), discussing our cooperation on culture and the French language, education and sustainable tourism.
Mr. Lemoyne also brought up the difficulties encountered by our citizens living in Quebec, and especially students enrolled in local schools, as a result of the lengthened time periods for issuing Canadian residency permits. He underscored the major contribution that our compatriots living in Quebec make to our bilateral relationship.
Mr. Lemoyne and Ms. Girault also spoke about the upcoming events to be hosted by La Francophonie, particularly preparations for the summit in Djerba, Tunisia.