SIGNATURE OF QUEBEC-ISRAEL ECONOMIC COOPERATION AGREEMENT
September 22, 2008
The Consulate General of Israel in Montreal announces the signing of an agreement concerning the development of economic and technological cooperation between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of Quebec on Monday, September 22, 2008 in Jerusalem.
The signing of this cooperation agreement by the Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade and Labour, Eliyahu Yishai, and the Quebec Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Raymond Bachand comes on the first day of a three-day mission to Israel by a more than 40-strong business delegation from Quebec.
This agreement aims at promoting and fostering trade, investment initiatives and joint-ventures in sectors such as life sciences, aerospace and telecom, and follows the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement last December in areas including culture, education and science and technology signed by both parties in Quebec City.
Minister Bachand’s words upon the eve of the mission’s departure for Israel: “creativity, audacity and competence, Quebec has the capacity to succeed in Israel,” mirror the sentiments of Premier Jean Charest who praised Israel’s ingenuity and innovative spirit on the event of the sixtieth anniversary of the State of Israel.
“The signing of this agreement is yet another affirmation of our mutual desire to strengthen the existing synergy and bilateral relations between Israel and Quebec in areas such as hi-tech, as well as science and development. We are convinced this will lead to increased joint-ventures and investments between our respective societies,” says Yoram Elron, Consul General of Israel for Quebec.Official website of the Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade MinistryPUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT
November 25, 2008
The Consulate General of Israel in Montreal and the Government of Israel, Economic Mission to Canada are proud to announce the publication of a special supplement entitled "Le Miracle israélien" in the newspaper Les Affaires, on Saturday, November 29.
"Sixty years after its establishment, Israel has elevated itself to being one of the most innovative countries in the world." (Les Affaires)
COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE OF ISRAEL AND GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC
December 11, 2007The Consulate General of Israel in Montreal announces the signature of the Cooperation Agreement Between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of Quebec.
The Honourable Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie for the province of Quebec, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, and the Consul General of Israel for Quebec & the Maritimes, Mr. Yoram Elron, signed the Cooperation Agreement Between the Government of the State of Israel and Government of Quebec on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at the National Assembly in Quebec City.
This milestone agreement marks the beginning of a new chapter in already warm bilateral relations between Quebec and Israel.
The State of Israel, through its representative the Consul General of Israel for Quebec & the Maritimes, expresses confidence that this agreement will be fruitful for both signatories, and will result in joint-venture opportunities, as well as increased cooperation in the fields of science, medicine, technology and education.