Summer of diplomatic missions for Monaco

The hot summer days haven’t stopped the wheels of diplomacy from turning for representatives of the Principality who have been busy at work. Monaco’s Embassy in Berlin recently hosted a cross border event, while a meeting with delegates from Djibouti took place in Monaco.

Monaco has been busy on the diplomatic front these past weeks, first hosting a videoconference event at the Embassy in Berlin bringing together Honorary Consuls from Germany, Poland and Austria on 25th June, followed on 7th July by a meeting between Minister for External Relations and Cooperation Laurent Anselmi and the country of Djibouti.

In Berlin, the consular corps of the Principality in Germany, Austria and Poland met via videoconference to discuss the highlights of the years 2020 and 2021 so far, as well as the primary health and economic measures put in place by the government in response to the pandemic.

The consuls were then able to discuss the situations encountered in their own regions and the activities carried out for the benefit of the Principality, despite the constraints.

Frédéric Labarrere, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to Germany, Austria and Poland, led the meeting that included the Austrian consulate in Vienna, the Polish one in Warsaw and the six consulate offices in Germany in the cities of Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Potsdam and Stuttgart.

Photo of Consul videoconference meeting, by DR

Additionally, three representatives from Monaco, Michel Bouquier from Monaco Private Label, Guy Antognelli, Director of Tourism and Congress and Guillaume Rose, the Executive Director of the Monaco Economic Board, spoke to the assembled group followed by a toast in honour of the Prince and his family.

Then on the 7th of July, Laurent Anselmi, Minister for External Relations and Cooperation, met with the Ambassador to the Presidency of Djibouti, Alexis Mohamed and Jean-Jacques Robin, Honorary Consul of Djibouti in Monaco, for a working meeting and lunch.

The meeting covered the possibility of a rapprochement between the two nations and to look at mutual economic activities.

In addition, a meeting with representatives of the Monaco Economic Board (MEB) and the Club of Monegasque Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEMA) was held in order to study the possibility of organising an economic mission between the Principality and the Republic of Djibouti.

Also during this meeting, a visit was made by the Ambassador to the Presidency of Djibouti to Monaco’s Minister of State, Pierre Dartout.

Top photo of Alexis Mohamed by DR, Government Communication Department