Cultural diversity

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Mm. Jean-Pierre Raffarin et Jean Charest dressent un bilan tres positif de leurs entretiens

Montreal, le 24 mai 2003

At the close of his official visit to Québec, French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin maintained that “France and Québec would do well to build on their special relationship and take an innovative approach to tackling the challenges of globalization." The two heads of government notably reaffirmed their intention to continue working together for the adoption of an international instrument on cultural diversity. Mr. Raffarin and Mr. Charest believe that governments must be able to freely determine their cultural policy and support their national culture. (Available in French only)