Monaco welcomed four new Ambassadors to town on Tuesday from El Salvador, Cyprus, Mexico and Vietnam.
After a morning meeting with Prince Albert II offering letters of credence, Monaco’s newest Ambassadors, Lorena Sol de Pool, Georgios Chacalli, Blanca Elena Jimenez Cisneros, and Toan Thang Dinh, were ushered to the Hermitage Hotel for an official lunch with Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Minister for External Relations and Cooperation
Graduating with a Doctorate in Law, Lorena Sol de Pool began her career in diplomacy in 1995, serving as Consul of El Salvador in Boston, then in Washington DC and New York. She then became Permanent Representative to the OAS and UNESCO and is currently Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of El Salvador to France.
Georgios Chacalli joined the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) in 1989 and today has become Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cyprus in Monaco as well as 10 other countries including Hungary, Sweden, the United States, and France. He previously held positions of responsibility at the MAE, such as Director of European Union Affairs as well as Political Director of Multilateral Affairs and Bilateral Relations.
Blanca Elena Jimenez Cisneros is a specialist in the fields of environmental engineering, water management, the fight against climate change and science diplomacy. Director of the Water Sciences Division of UNESCO, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and author of more than 500 articles, she is now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico in France.
Toan Thang Dinh joined the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990 and became Minister-Counsellor in 2010, then Minister at the Embassy of Vietnam in France in 2010. He also joined the Department of Foreign Policy Planning and then occupied the post of Director General of the European Department at the MAE. He is currently Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to France, Portugal, the Principality of Andorra and the Central African Republic.
Photo by Stephane Danna, Government Communication Department