[caption id="attachment_28347" align="alignnone" width="984"] Etienne Franzi, President of CMB; HE Mireille Pettiti, President of MIE; Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Albert Croesi, Managing Director of MIE. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC[/caption]
Albert Croesi, Managing Director of Monaco Inter Expo (MIE), and Etienne Franzi, President of Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (CMB), signed a working partnership agreement on Thursday, February 15, in the presence of Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Mireille Pettiti, President of MIE.
Convinced by the positive experience of the first partnership between MIE and CMB during the Astana EXPO-2017 Specialised Exhibition, the Monegasque bank wished to become more involved with the State Corporation to promote the influence of the Principality locally and beyond its borders.
"MIE is not only honoured by the confidence of the CMB, which becomes its official partner, but also proud to be associated with the image of excellence of this bank," said Mr Croesi.
MIE's mission is to promote the image of Monaco abroad and to organise events in the Principality, the first of which, entitled "Meeting of the Historic Grimaldi Sites of Monaco", will take place on June 23 and 24, 2018.
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The Monaco Red Cross has inaugurated an exhibition retracing the 70 years since its founding in 1948.
Opened in the presence of Princess Stephanie, the association’s Vice-President and Secretary General, at the Exhibition Hall of Quai Antoine Ier on Tuesday, February 13, the retrospective features photographs of unpublished archives, videos, works of art and other items. Various members of the Prince's Government and many other personalities were also present for the opening.
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Throughout 2018, various events are being organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary. In conjunction with the exhibition, a stamp bearing the effigy of the four successive Presidents has been published by the Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste and will be available for sale from March 3.
The exhibition is open to all, free of charge, until March 3, from Tuesday to Sunday, between 1 pm and 7 pm each day.
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The first "Cuncertu per i picinìn", otherwise known as "Baby Concert", was held on Thursday, February 15, at the l'Ile aux bambin nursery at 3 Promenade Honoré II.
Pupils of the Musical Class of the Academy Rainier III sang songs and played instruments to the young children of the crèche, in the presence of Mayor Georges Marsan, Councillor Chloe Boscagli-Leclercq, Delegate for Early Childhood, and Karyn Ardisson-Salopek, Delegate to the Academy Rainier III, co-initiators of the project.
Jacques Pastor, deputy to the Mayor, was also present.
The teachers of the Rainier III Academy had concocted a varied and didactic programme, including a Polka and a Russian dance, body percussion and a traditional Irish Waltz, without forgetting children's tunes such as En allant me promener j’ai rencontré les grenouilles, Hirondelles, Coccinelle, demoiselle and Chocolat.