The Government of Quebec, Canada, has signed an MOU with the Cross River State for the funding of critical projects for the state. The Cross River delegation was led by the Commissioner for Climate Change, Dr. Alice Ekwu, while the Director of the Quebec Ministry of International Relations, Mr. Vincent Royer who is the Head of the Ministry made this commitment on behalf of the Quebec Government.
Also, Laval University, Quebec and the Cross River commissioner signed another MOU with Cross River State for Capacity building, with a view to training youth of Cross River in Sustainable Forest Management and Wood Technology, Afforestation, Forest monitoring, Clean Energy and low Carbon development, towards Climate Change mitigation and adaptation.
The delegation led by Ekwu also visited the Ministry Environment and Ministry of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks where indepth technical presentations were made as well as the National Assembly for proper policy situation of the commitment.
The Desk Officer of the Ministry of international Relations in charge of the African Region, Mr. Jocelyn Tremblay expressed great delight over the visit of the Cross River State delegation, as this has fostered relationship with the State of Quebec and presented a long desired opportunity to begin engagement with an Anglophone Country in Africa, seeing that their activities and investments hitherto have only been in Francophone countries.