Monaco’s Police Department signs reciprocal agreement with the FBI

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Representatives for the Monaco Police Department and the United States’ FBI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will improve intelligence-related cooperation and informational exchanges between the two nations.  

Information and intelligence gathering are hardly a 21st century phenomenon, but are increasingly crucial to the safety of all in a world filled with blatant threats to national security, whether terrorist, cyber or otherwise.  

On 17th June, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the federal law enforcement agency of the United States, and the Monaco Police Department signed an accord that will lead to formal cooperative efforts pertaining to intelligence and information sharing.  

The deal, signed by Jarrad Smith, Legal Attaché of the FBI at the Embassy of the United States of America in Paris, and Richard Marangoni, Controller-General of the Directorate of Public Security in the Principality of Monaco, marks the start of a new era of cooperation between the countries. 

“The signing of this agreement perpetuates a long-standing and efficient cooperation with the FBI in a context of protean international threats,” said Marangoni. “The exchange of information for a cosmopolitan country like Monaco is essential.” 

Smith concurred with the sentiments, saying on behalf of his agency, “The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding will facilitate cooperation between the United States and the Principality of Monaco to reduce security threats and the capabilities of criminal organisations and hostile state actors.”  

Monaco and the United States have a long history of good international relations, dating back to the end of the American Civil War in 1865. 

To read more about the agreement, click here. 


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