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The traditional ceremony of New Year good wishes to the representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Monaco took place on Tuesday, January 17, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris.
Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and HE Mr Claude Cottalorda, Ambassador of Monaco in France, welcomed nearly 90 ambassadors accredited to the Principality of Monaco, the majority of whom are based in France.
In the international context causing continuing concern, the minister read a message from HSH the Sovereign Prince, which stated “our confidence in the future by joining the actions of the Principality to the efforts of the international community to work for a world of peace and cooperation. ”
The message also confirmed to the Ambassadors the continuation of the commitments made by the Principality in the environmental and humanitarian fields, as well as the continuation of discussions with the European Union.
To date, Monaco maintains diplomatic relations with 133 states and 110 Ambassadors are accredited in Monaco, 99 of them from Paris.
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