On May 10, 2007, the Québec National Assembly passed a motion congratulating Nicolas Sarkozy on being elected president of France. During discussions leading to the passage of this motion, Québec Premier Jean Charest also thanked President Jacques Chirac. “He contributed greatly to the success of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. It would not have been possible without him.” Charest declared that the adoption of the Convention represented the greatest victory of Québec diplomacy. “This victory would not have been possible without the support of France and of President Chirac, in particular, and it is a testament to the importance of the relationship between Québec and France,” he added.