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On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Gilles Tonelli, Government Counselor-Minister of External Relations and Cooperation opened the annual consular meeting at the Hermitage Hotel. During his introductory speech, Gilles Tonelli particularly welcomed the dynamism of the consular network and its involvement in the service of the Principality.
He then presented, with HE Mrs. Sophie Thevenoux, Ambassador of Monaco in Belgium, a progress report on the state of progress of the negotiations with the European Union.
This meeting was also an opportunity for Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Government Advisor-Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urbanism to present the implementation of the energy transition of Monaco. The digital transition was presented by Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate in charge of this mission.
The President of the Monaco Economic Board, the Secretary General of the SBM, the Director of Monaco Tech and the Ambassador of Monaco in Poland took stock of the joint operations conducted in 2018 by the Monaco Economic Board.
Finally, an update on the economy and international tax agreements was made by the Director General of the Department of Finance and Economy.
Members of the Monegasque Diplomatic Corps and the Honorary Consuls of Monaco, active on all continents, took part in this meeting, which marks the end of the National Day celebrations.
As a reminder, the Principality currently has 138 consulates in operation in 81 states.
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