Prince Albert has made his first official visit to the Republic of Moldova. In the capital, Chisinau, HSH was received on May 4 by Prime Minister Filip Pavel.
A bilateral agreement was signed between the governments of the two countries and a memorandum of understanding between the Moldovan Ministry of the Environment and the Prince Albert II Foundation.
The Sovereign Prince later closed the Economic Forum organised by “The Business People Association of Moldova,” which was attended by a delegation of Monegasque entrepreneurs from the Monaco Economic Board. Two economic cooperation agreements were signed.
The official dinner offered by the Moldovan Prime Minister was held in the cellars of Cricova, the famous Moldovan vineyard. On May 5 the Prince also met with HE Igor Dodon, President of Moldova.
The Sovereign Prince received the Insignia of Doctor Honoris Causa from the hands of Gheorghe Ciocanu, Rector of the State University of Moldova, and met Moldovan student youth with whom he shared his commitment to protecting the environment. Finally, Prince Albert met the athletes of the football team of FC Zimbru and the U14 team at the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau.