PACE president visits Principality

Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Photo: © DR
Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Photo: © DR

Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) paid an official visit to Monaco last week on November 3 and 4.

He was received in audience by HSH Prince Albert II and had a meeting with Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

During their meeting, Mr Agramunt and Mr Tonelli addressed the major challenges Europe is facing with regard to safeguarding the values of democracy and respect for human rights facing the migration crisis and threat of terrorism.

The PACE president presented to the Government Minister Counsellor the new campaign launched by the Parliamentary Assembly ” #NoHateNoFear “, which aims to encourage all players in society to stand firm against the terrorist threat “by refusing to give in to hatred or fear”.

The pair also discussed conflicts in Europe and the role of the Parliamentary Assembly in maintaining the dialogue between parties.

PACE is the deliberative body of the Council of Europe, composed of 324 parliamentarians from 47 parliaments of member states of the Council of Europe. A forum for discussion, PACE debates European and international events in terms of respect and protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law.

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