Mme Marie-Claude Champoux, attachée de presse, Cabinet du Premier ministre du Québec, le 26 avril 2004 - 2004/04/26
Cultural diversity will be on the agenda during Québec Premier Jean Charest’s official visit to France from May 1 to 5, 2004. The premier will be accompanied by Minister of Culture and Communications Line Beauchamp and Deputy Premier Monique Gagnon-Tremblay. The visit continues the ongoing tradition of annual meetings alternately hosted by the premier of Québec and the prime minister of France. During his visit, Mr. Charest will meet with French political leaders, including President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. He will also discuss cultural diversity with the Secretary General of the Francophonie, Mr. Abdou Diouf, and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, who recently presented the 169th session of the UNESCO Executive Board with a detailed timetable on the development of the draft Convention internationale sur la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles in preparation for its adoption at the General Conference in fall 2005.