The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Government of the United States of America and the Directorate of the police of the Principality of Monaco signed on June 17, in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Advisor to Government-Minister of the Interior and David R. McCawley, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Paris, a memorandum of understanding which will lead to formal intelligence cooperation and the exchange of information relating to the security of the two countries.

In the words of Jarrad Smith, FBI Legal Attaché at the Embassy of the United States of America in Paris “The signing of this memorandum of understanding will facilitate cooperation between the United States and the Principality of Monaco to reduce security threats and the capabilities of criminal organisations and hostile state actors.”

Richard Marangoni, General Controller of the Public Security Directorate of the Principality of Monaco, added “The signing of this agreement perpetuates a long-standing and efficient cooperation with the FBI in a context of protean international threats. The exchange of information for a cosmopolitan country like Monaco is essential.”

Consular exchanges between Monaco and the US were established shortly after the end of the Civil War. Both nations have since shared a strong commitment to international cooperation to address some of the world’s major challenges.

Original Source Monaco Government Press Release

Featured image: Signing memorandum of understanding between FBI and Monegasque police – Signature of the memorandum of understanding by Jarrad Smith, Legal Attaché of the FBI at the Embassy of the United States of America in Paris and Richard Marangoni, Comptroller General of the Directorate of Public Security of the Principality of Monaco, in the presence of David R. McCawley, Deputy Head of Mission at the United States Embassy in Paris and Patrice Cellario, Government Advisor-Minister of the Interior