Advertisement

Quebec and France to work together against radicalisation

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, right, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard exchange documents as they sign agreements, following their meeting at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, Friday March 6, 2015.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, right, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard exchange documents as they sign agreements, following their meeting at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, Friday March 6, 2015. AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere

PARIS, FRANCE – Quebec and France have engaged in a “new cooperation” against jihadism and radicalism.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard visited French Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the Hôtel Matignon on Friday, the 18th meeting between the leaders of Quebec and France.

READ MORE: Opposition against Jewish Defence League in Montreal growing

The two leaders agreed that, giving recent events, they must work together to ensure better security, though the topic of anti-radicalism will not be included in their official statement.

“Our governments must continue to work together,” said Couillard, who is on a five day visit to France.

“It’s the state’s responsibility keep its citizens safe. We are glad to be collaborating with France to do this.”

Story continues below advertisement

READ MORE: Controversial German anti-Islam group to protest in Montreal

“We’re facing a huge challenge in our society,” agreed Valls.

“Quebec and France will face it together, with determination.”

WATCH: One-on-one with Quebec’s Premier

Lise Theriault, Quebec’s Public Security Minister, will meet with Minister of the Interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, to further discuss the dossier.

Couillard also mentioned there will be further exchanges to continue the strong collaboration between the Quebec and France, most notably to monitor jihadist networks online.