Bavarian Minister of European Affairs Dr. Beate Merk unveils memorial plaque to honor 25 years of Bavaria - Québec cooperation in the presence of Christine St-Pierre, Quebec Minister of Foreign Affairs


The commemorative plaque will be installed at Wagmüllerstr. 18 - Picture Bayerische Staatskanzlei

To underline the 25th anniversary of the Bavaria-Quebec cooperation, the Bavarian Minister of European Affairs and International Relations, Dr. Beate Merk, welcomed on December 2nd the Quebec Minister for International Relations and La Francophonie, Ms. Christine St-Pierre, at the Prinz-Carl-Palais in Munich. Minister St-Pierre was returning Minister Merk’s visit in Québec in early October

Minister Merk and Minister St-Pierre discussed a variety of common topics such as the possibility of replicating the success of the scientific cooperation in the field of humanities. The ministers also unveiled a memorial plaque to honor 25 years of cooperation between Bavaria and Québec. Later this winter, the plaque will be installed at the location of the first State Office of Québec in Munich. The government of Québec has had a State Office in Munich since 1997, whereas the State of Bavaria maintains its own office in Montreal since 1999. 

Minister Merk honored the partnership with Québec as a “stroke of luck for both regions“: “The success so far is a mission and a motivation for future cooperation. It offers a high potential for all persons involved.” Minister St-Pierre confirmed: Bavaria and Québec have a lot in common, from the high potential of innovation to actively dealing with new challenges. It is not without reason that Québec companies settled their German headquarters mainly in Bavaria.” 

Further meetings were arranged for Minister St-Pierre, with the President of the Bavarian Parliament, Mrs. Barbara Stamm and other members of the Landtag, as well as with Environment minister Ulrike Scharf and Economic Affairs minister, Ms. Ilse Aigner. 

Source : www.bayern.de