Cultural diversity

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La diversité culturelle au centre de la coopération bilatérale Québec-Bavière

Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec - Munich, le 26 janvier 2004 - 2004/01/26

Quebec Premier Jean Charest met in Munich with Bavarian Minister-President Edmund Stoiber to discuss economic and academic cooperation between Quebec and Bavaria and exchange ideas on issues of shared interest, particularly cultural diversity. The two heads of state, in particular, reaffirmed their “commitment to defending and promoting cultural diversity.” In this regard, they clearly expressed the desire of both governments to “encourage progress in the implementation of a convention on the diversity of cultural content and artistic expression.” This shared point of view, they declared, “echoes UNESCO’s commitment to draw up such a convention by 2005.”
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