The Ambassador attended the 5th annual World Acadian Congress [fr]
On August 8th, 2014, Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada, attended the opening ceremonies of the 5th annual World Acadian Congress (CMA2014) in Edmundston, New Brunswick.
- L’ambassadeur Philippe Zeller et le vice-premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick, l’honorable Paul Robichaud, lors de la rencontre bilatérale en marge du CMA 2014 (Edmundston)
There, he had the opportunity to have a bilateral meeting with the Honourable Paul Robichaud: Deputy Premier of New Brunswick, Government House Leader, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, Northern New Brunswick and Miramichi Initiatives, and Rural Affairs, and Minister responsible for la Francophonie. In the Catalogue de la coopération France-Acadie published by the Embassy of France in Ottawa and the Consulate General of France in the Atlantic Provinces, Ambassador Philippe Zeller writes:
“Cooperation between France and Acadia is exemplary in a number of ways, but what sets it apart, above all, is the high degree of mobilization in Acadian civilian society. […] The bonds that unite France and Acadia have survived over the centuries and left a resounding mark on the modern-day relationship between France and Canada. In this fertile setting, it was only natural for the Embassy of France in Canada and the Consulate General of France in Moncton and Halifax to have a representative of France attend the fifth World Acadian Congress in 2014.”
In this same document, the Honourable Paul Robichaud writes: “as Minister responsible for la Francophonie in New Brunswick, it is an honour for me to highlight the fifty years of cooperation between the government of New Brunswick and that of the Republic of France. Our government is proud of this invaluable collaboration with France, as it makes great contributions to the promotion of an open and dynamic Francophonie all over the world.”