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6 Feb 2013

Agence québécoise de solidarité internationale: committee formed

Left to right: Director of International Solidarity - Haiti and Sub-Saharan Africa Donald Leblanc, Director General of the Québec Association of International Cooperation Organizations (AQOCI) Gervais L’Heureux, MRIFCE Minister Jean-François Lisée, Minister Alexandre Cloutier and AQOCI President Denis Labelle.

Minister Jean-François Lisée announced the creation of a committee this morning mandated to consider what should constitute a Québec international solidarity agency (Agence québécoise de solidarité internationale - AQSI).

Mr. Lisée was accompanied by the Minister for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, the Canadian Francophonie and Sovereignist Governance, Alexandre Cloutier, the President of the Québec Association of International Cooperation Organizations (AQOCI), Denis Labelle, and the Director of International Solidarity - Haiti and Sub-Saharan Africa, Donald Leblanc.

The existence of an AQSI would enable Québec to achieve its own international solidarity development initiatives. As a major partner of the MRIFCE, the AQOCI plays a fundamental role in raising the Québec population’s awareness of international cooperation issues.
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