President Macron will make an official visit to Monaco within the next few months, France’s ambassador to the Principality said on Tuesday, Bastille Day.

Speaking to a limited number of invited guests on the terraces of the Casino, HE Laurent Stefanini emphasised that as France and Monaco emerge from the coronavirus crisis the key word must be ’solidarity.’

The ambassador had particular praise for Princess Grace Hospital and its director, Benoite de Sevelinges, the Monaco Red Cross and the Monaco Fire Brigade.

Referring to the ‘community of destiny’ that ties Monaco and France, Mr Stefanini said that these are not empty words, but a symbol of concrete cooperation, dynamic, multi-dimensional, and which adapts to circumstances. There can be no better example than the fight against coronavirus, he said.

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