The Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Ancona, in Italy’s Marche Region on the Adriatic Coast, was inaugurated on March 13.
To mark the event, Professor Giovanni Puoti, the newly appointed Consul, held a reception to which representatives of the civil and military authorities as well as the Consuls of the other countries present in the region were invited.
HE Robert Fillon, Ambassador of Monaco to Italy, spoke on behalf of the Monegasque authorities and conveyed a message from Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in which he recalled the importance the consular network in promoting the Principality abroad and stimulating exchanges in the economic, cultural and tourist fields.
The inauguration continued with the official designation of three new Monaco Business Tourism Ambassadors for the Marche Region, a project led by the Directorate of Tourism and Congresses with the active support of the Embassy in Italy, aimed in particular at developing partnership in events with an economic purpose, was also presented.
The day included a round table – with participation of local representatives of employers, professional bodies and elected officials participated – during which Diego Bonaventura presented, on behalf of the Monaco Economic Board, the opportunities for investments in the Principality, the rules for setting up businesses in Monaco, and the tax regime resulting from agreements between Monaco and Italy.
The Consulate of Monaco in Ancona covers the Italian Regions of Marche, Lazio and Molise.