Monaco strengthens its global ties with new diplomatic appointments

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Monaco has welcomed four new ambassadors, from Slovakia, Venezuela, Romania and Belgium, into its circle of international diplomats.

On Tuesday 12th March, diplomats from Slovakia, Venezuela, Romania and Belgium officially began their tenure in the Principality by presenting their Letters of Credence to Prince Albert II of Monaco. This formal occasion was followed by a celebratory luncheon hosted by Isabelle Berro Amadeï, Monaco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, at the Hôtel Hermitage.

Who are the new ambassadors?

Slovakia’s new representative in Monaco, Jan Soth, began his diplomatic career in 1984. Since then, he has held significant overseas positions in Romania and France, which led to ambassadorial duties in multiple countries. In the past, he has also worked as the Secretary-General to the President of Slovakia.

Venezuela’s contribution to the newly appointed diplomatic ensemble is Arturo Enrique Gil Pinto, whose skills combine an engineering background with diplomatic expertise. Pinto is also the current Ambassador of Venezuela to France.

Ioana Bivolaru, who will represent Romanian interests and communications in Monaco, has over 25 years of experience in the diplomatic service. She played an instrumental role in Romania’s accession to the EU.

Lastly, Belgium’s Jo Indekeu brings a wealth of experience to Monaco, having held similar roles in Jordan, Iraq and Hungary.


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Left to right: Jo Indekeu, Ambassador of Belgium; Ioana Bivolaru, Ambassador of Romania; Isabelle Berro Amadeï, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Jan Soth, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic; Arturo Enrique Gil Pinto, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Photo credit: Manuel Vitali / Monaco Communications Department