On the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Principality of Monaco, Mr. Laurent Anselmi, Minister of Relations Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, addressed a message to Mr Sergeï Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, “in order to salute the relations of trust and friendship that unite these two countries,” according to a Monaco Government press release.

“Indeed, since July 11, 2006, intense and constructive cooperation as well as numerous exchanges in the economic, scientific and environmental fields have emerged, thanks to the constant impetus of the Heads of State of the two countries. A desire to continue strengthening this cooperation was expressed, in particular through cultural diplomacy, a vector of peace and rapprochement between peoples.

“Despite the difficulties caused by the international health situation, this celebration is an opportunity for Monaco to reaffirm its intention to work to deepen the ties forged over the past 15 years,” the Government said.