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The Principality of Monaco and the Democratic Republic of the Congo established diplomatic relations on July 5, 2018, by signing a Joint Communiqué.
This document was signed by His Excellency Mr Claude Cottalorda, Ambassador of Monaco in France, and HE Mr Christian Ileka Atoki, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in France, both duly mandated by their respective Governments.
The ceremony, attended by diplomats from both Embassies, took place in the Monegasque Chancellery in Paris.
The two Ambassadors spoke about the charitable initiatives of the World Association of Friends of Childhood (AMADE) and their joint desire to continue cooperation between the two countries. They also spoke of the visits of the Princess of Hanover to the Democratic Republic of Congo and her personal involvement as President of AMADE.
Finally, the common commitment of the two states to the protection of the environment and the preservation of biodiversity, particularly rich in this huge African country, was also stressed. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the 137th state to establish diplomatic relations with the Principality.
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All travellers entering France from Europe by air or sea will have to present a negative PCR test from Sunday 24th January.
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