MONTREAL — as of Sunday, François Legault will launch officially, an official trip of six days in France and Switzerland.
It will take part in diplomatic meetings and economic in Paris until 22 January; afterwards, he will go to Davos to participate in the 49th economic Forum which will take place from 22 to 25 January.
The agenda of the prime minister of Quebec is well filled and his program will be given a certain place in the culture.
For example, a meeting is scheduled between Mr. Legault and the writer Dany Laferrière had been elected to the Académie française, a prestigious institution in charge of ensuring the language of Molière — 2013. Fun fact : they have an appointment at the famous café Les deux Magots, an establishment once frequented by the giants of literature, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
As of Monday, the voyage of François Legault will turn out to be more political.
Thus, in the morning, he will hold talks with his French counterpart, Édouard Philippe, while in the early after-noon, there will be a meeting with the president of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron.
The prime minister of quebec will be its first head-to-head with Mr. Philippe while he had already had the opportunity of making the acquaintance of Mr. Macron to Yerevan, Armenia, in October last, in the framework of the Summit of the Francophonie.
Finally, on Tuesday, Mr. Legault will be in a lunch-conference, whose theme will be the commercial relationship uniting Quebecers to their “cousins” of the Old Continent. It will then make a speech in which he will address the need to strengthen these relations while insisting on the opening of his government at the place of the foreign investors.
Moreover, on the occasion of his visit in france, François Legault will be the time to forge links with local business people and especially with bosses of large French companies.
Even before arriving on site, he had insisted on his desire to convince his future interlocutors ultimately create “paid employment for Quebecers”.
He had also reiterated its intention to be “a prime minister, economic” in order to generate wealth.
Mr. Legault will of the company in France. There will, in effect, with two members of his Cabinet. The minister of Economy and Innovation, Peter Fitzgibbon and his colleague, international Relations and the Francophonie, Nadine Girault, will be alongside François Legault during his stay in paris. Mr. Fitzgibbon then escort the prime minister to Davos.