Princely couple in Ouagadougou to strengthen cooperation with Burkina Faso

Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè
Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have begun their 3-day visit to Ouagadougou, with a view to strengthen cooperation between both countries.

Arriving on Wednesday evening, the Princely couple was received Thursday morning at the Kosyam Presidential Palace by Burkinao Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré with his wife Sika.

The reception was followed by a meeting of the two heads of state.

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Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè
Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè
Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè

The official program Thursday included two bilateral commission meetings co-chaired by Gilles Tonelli, Monaco’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation.

Gilles Tonelli, Minister for Foerign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation. Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè
Gilles Tonelli, Minister for Foerign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation. Photo: Facebook Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et des Burkinabè
With Prince Albert Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colonel Tony Varo, Head of the Monaco Fire Brigade Corps, Seydou Diakité, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs,  Simeon Sawadogo, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Colonel Ernest Kisbedo, Commander of the National Brigade Firefighters and Colonel Abel Zongo, Director of the Higher Institute of Civil Protection Studies. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC
With Prince Albert Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colonel Tony Varo, Head of the Monaco Fire Brigade Corps, Seydou Diakité, Honorary Consul of Monaco in
Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Sawadogo,
Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Colonel Ernest Kisbedo, Commander of the National Brigade
Firefighters and Colonel Abel Zongo, Director of the Higher Institute of Civil Protection Studies. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC

On Thursday afternoon, Prince Albert visited the National Fire Brigade (BNSP) in Ouagadougou.

Friday, the Prince is scheduled to visit the rural commune of Loumbila, northeast of Ouagadougou, to inaugurate the Aquatic Rescue and Training Centre, which has been funded by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and the Monaco Red Cross, before making a final stop at a corn mill in Kossodo.

At the end of his trip to Burkina Faso, Prince Albert will sign a bilateral agreement between the two countries, the result of Thursday’s commission meetings.


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