Monaco at the 127th Ministerial Session of the Council of Europe

Gilles Tonelli and Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe © DR
Gilles Tonelli and Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe © DR

Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, accompanied by HE Rémi Mortier, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Monaco to the Council of Europe and Gabriel Revel, Deputy to the Permanent Representative, participated in the 127th Ministerial Session of the Council of Europe on May 19 in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.

This high-level meeting brought together the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 47 member states.

In his speech, Gilles Tonelli addressed the many issues which the Ministers had debated during their deliberations, in particular those concerning the defence of European common values in the face of terrorism; ensuring the long-term effectiveness of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights; the protection of refugee and migrant children, the fight against violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism.

At the end of the meeting, the Guidelines on the Protection of Victims of Terrorism and the Action Plan on the Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children were adopted by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs.

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