Francophonie Summit – Quebec City 2008

The 12th Francophonie Summit will take place in Quebec City on October 17 to 19, 2008. The meeting is expected to attract heads of state and government as well as representatives from more than 60 countries, making it one of the largest international events ever to be held in Canada. Four main themes will be discussed at the Summit: democracy and the rule of law, economic governance, the environment, and the French language.

An agreement was signed in 2006 stating that Canada and Quebec will co-host the Summit and that Canada will be the chair. New Brunswick is a partner. Another agreement on the financial and administrative details of organizing the Summit was signed in June 2007. The Secretariat of the Summit officially began its work in September 2007. The Government of Canada’s financial contribution toward the Summit will be close to $57 million, including security costs.

This will be the third Francophonie Summit to be held in Canada, the first having taken place in Quebec City in 1987 and the second in Moncton, New Brunswick, in 1999.

What's new

19/03/2008
Statement by the Prime Minister on the occasion of the Journée internationale de la Francophonie

21/11/2007
Canada assumes chairmanship of Ministerial Conference of la Francophonie

20/11/2007
Minister Bernier attends the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie

15/06/2007
12th Francophonie Summit: Signing of a Memorandum of understanding between Canada, Quebec and New Brunswick