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MP Seehofer meets PM Charest in Sao Paolo – Signature of MoU on common projects within the Plan Nord initiative

11.04.2012



From April 8 to 12, Bavarian MP Mr. Horst Seehofer travels to Brazil together with the Minister for Federal and European Affairs, Mrs. Emilia Müller, the Minister of Science, Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, and the Vice-Minister of Economics, Ms. Katja Hessel. Bavaria’s MP is accompanied by an economic and political delegation as well as by high-ranking officials of the Bavarian Landtag (Parliament). Mr. Seehofer participates in the 6th Conference of the Partner Regions Bavaria, Georgia, Upper Austria, Quebec, Sao Paolo, Shandong and West-Cape.

On Tuesday, April 10, Mr. Seehofer met with Quebec PM Mr. Jean Charest for an exchange of opinions and the signature of a MoU on joint projects within the ‘Plan Nord’ initiative. With this development program, the Quebec government aims at developing natural resources in the Great North of Canada, until now practically inaccessible, and thus at taking part in the worldwide procurement of raw materials. ‘Plan Nord’ comprises public investments of approximately 60 bn Euros (ca. 80 bn CAD). Quebec is very interested in the participation of Bavarian companies.

Source: www.bayern.de (communique from Munich)
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www.premier.gouv.qc.ca (communique from Quebec)