Cultural diversity

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Relations Québec-UNESCO : "Le Directeur général reçoit le Premier ministre du Québec"

UNESCO - Paris, le 1er mai 2004 - 2004/05/01

UNESCO director-general Koïchiro Matsuura met with Québec premier Jean Charest on the occasion of his official visit to France. Mr. Charest was accompanied by deputy premier, minister of international relations, and minister responsible for La Francophonie Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, by minister of culture and communications Line Beauchamp, and by Canada’s permanent delegate to UNESCO. At their meeting, Mr. Charest “the importance attached by Canada to the protection of cultural diversity” and expressed his appreciation for UNESCO’s “efforts to prepare a draft Convention on the protection of the diversity of cultural contents and artistic expressions.” As for Mr. Matsuura, he paid tribute “to the experts who have made considerable progress and reached agreement on a number of essential points, envisaging concrete possibilities for cooperation on this complex subject.” (Available in French, English and Spanish)