Pauline Marois on mission to Europe
The Premier will take advantage of her visit to Europe to present Québec’s new Economic Policy - Putting Jobs First.
Premier Pauline Marois will carry out a mission to Europe from December 13 to 17 that will take her to Paris, Monaco and Brussels.
“This mission will be an opportunity to present the new Economic Policy – Putting Jobs First to French authorities. We especially want to build productive collaboration with France in the transportation electrification sector since Québec has numerous strongpoints in this future-oriented industry,” said the Premier.
In Paris, Premier Marois will have meetings with French President François Hollande, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Minister of the Economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici.
While in the French capital, she will also meet with the Secretary General of La Francophonie, Abdou Diouf.
In Monaco, the Premier will meet with France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, and speak during the World Policy Conference, an annual forum on world governance issues that will be attended by hundreds of prominent international figures.
The Premier will then travel to Brussels where she will give an important speech to Belgian and European business communities to promote Québec as a business partner.
Ms. Marois will also participate in working meetings, accompanied by Minister Jean-François Lisée.
“A new transatlantic economic environment is emerging thanks to recent developments regarding the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. We must now position Québec, its expertise and its companies vis-à-vis European political and economic decision-makers,” concluded the Premier.
Economic Policy - Putting Jobs First