Mrs Isabelle Berro-Amadei, Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, has signed Memoranda of Understanding with seven special partners.

The partnerships are focussed on helping the Monegasque Cooperation fight poverty in Africa.

The signatory organisations are all long-standing partners of the Prince’s Government.

The seven are: Comunità di Sant’Egidio, to ensure access to services for the most vulnerable people, including refugees; – the Mérieux Foundation to improve access to healthcare for all and strengthen healthcare systems premises in cooperation countries; – the Research and Technological Exchange Group (GRET) to reinforce food security, by fighting against malnutrition and by supporting local agricultural sectors; – the European Institute for Cooperation and Development (IECD) to work on training, employment and entrepreneurship for women and young people, particularly in the Mediterranean basin. – NGOs Inter Aide et Actions de Terrain, Integration, Autonomy (ATIA), to fight against poverty and improve the economic living conditions of particularly poor families; – the Investors and Partners (I&P) investment fund to support the economic fabric and African entrepreneurial systems, particularly of women and young people.

The Minister said she was delighted with “the quality, loyalty and professionalism of the partnerships forged by the International Cooperation Department over its 15 years of existence.

The effectiveness of the aid policy of the Principality is based on a partnership approach that is both cutting-edge and proximity-based, representing the true DNA of the Monegasque Cooperation”.

Monaco’s overseas development arm is active in South Africa, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Tunisia.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Mrs Isabelle Berro-Amadei, Minister of External Relations and Cooperation is on the far right. Monaco Government Press Service