Protocol in a few words

State protocol, with a lower-case “p”, is all the rules that ensure smooth relations between States : precedence, communications, negotiations, meetings, reception and accompaniment;

Le Protocole, with a capital “P”, refers to the administrative branch responsible for application of the commitments made by Québec in international conventions and agreements relating to diplomats;

It is also the administrative branch responsible for state ceremonial, official missions abroad by the head of government, and official visits to the government;

Le Protocole of the Government of Québec, that is, of the Executive, is a branch of the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie; it should not be confused with the Direction du protocole et de l’accueil de l’Assemblée nationale, whose mission is primarily concerned with Members of the National Assembly.

Last update: 2017-09-06 3:28:41 PM