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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have begun their 3-day visit to Ouagadougou, with a view to strengthen cooperation between both countries.
Arriving on Wednesday evening, the Princely couple was received Thursday morning at the Kosyam Presidential Palace by Burkinao Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré with his wife Sika.
The reception was followed by a meeting of the two heads of state.
The official program Thursday included two bilateral commission meetings co-chaired by Gilles Tonelli, Monaco’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation.
On Thursday afternoon, Prince Albert visited the National Fire Brigade (BNSP) in Ouagadougou.
Friday, the Prince is scheduled to visit the rural commune of Loumbila, northeast of Ouagadougou, to inaugurate the Aquatic Rescue and Training Centre, which has been funded by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and the Monaco Red Cross, before making a final stop at a corn mill in Kossodo.
At the end of his trip to Burkina Faso, Prince Albert will sign a bilateral agreement between the two countries, the result of Thursday’s commission meetings.
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