Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen France and Canada joint development initiatives.
France and Canada have agreed on a memorandum of understanding aimed at reinforcing their joint actions in matters of cooperation for development.
the memorandum (in French)
This memorandum was signed by Mrs. Josée VERNER, Canadian Minister of International Cooperation, Francophonie and Official Languages, and Mrs. Brigitte GIRARDIN, French Minister delegate for Cooperation, Development and Francophonie, on September 26th, in Bucharest, on the day before the opening of the XIst Sommet des Chefs d’états et gouvernements francophones.
The text, which was outlined last May during consultations in Ottawa, established the framework of the Franco-Canadian collaboration. The two countries hope that, through this memorandum, the following objectives be reached :
define their policy on public aid for development;
adopt common positions on multilateral situations, notably at the heart of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF);
implement concrete projects in identified sectors as priorities (research, education, training, governance and man-woman equality, environment), in particular in Haiti where the two countries have already developed joint projects.
The two Ministers made note, on this occasion, of the exemplary Franco-Canadian partnership, the common vision between the two countries on public aid for development, and finally on the francophone solidarity in the service of countries in development.
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