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The exhibition celebrating 70 years of the Monaco Red Cross (MRC) closed its doors last Saturday, March 3, the anniversary day of the founding of the Red Cross in the Principality in March, 1948.
Prince Albert was welcomed on arrival by the members of the Executive Committee of the CRM, as well as members of the Board of Directors.
Also present were Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, and Stephane Valeri, President of the National Council. A hundred volunteers from the CRM had also been invited to the closing of the exhibition, which traced the highlights of the Monaco Red Cross, highlighting its commitment to its principles and the work of successive presidents, employees and volunteers of the association.
An anniversary stamp has also been published to provide a reminder of the times in office of the four presidents of the MRC who succeeded each other from 1948.
After a long visit, the Sovereign Prince left a message in the guestbook to show his enthusiasm on discovering the photos and videos presented. Prince Albert also congratulated the teams of the Monaco Red Cross and the scenographers for creating the commemorative exhibition.
[caption id="attachment_29310" align="alignnone" width="640"] Presenting the Second Edition of the Monaco Ocean Week Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and Managing Director of the Prince Albert II Foundation; Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute; Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Denis Allemand, Director of the Monaco Scientific Centre, and Bernard d'Alessandri, General Manager and General Secretary of the Monaco Yacht Club. Photo: Charly Gallo/DC[/caption]
The conference for the second edition of Monaco Ocean Week, which will take place from April 8 to 14, was held on Tuesday.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partners – the Monaco Government, the Monaco Scientific Centre, the Oceanographic Institute and the Monaco Yacht Club – reaffirmed their commitment to take action on threats to the environment, especially concerning the oceans.
The objective of the week of events will be to find solutions to protect the marine environment, particularly in the face of climate change. The programme will have for its watchwords “alertness, awareness and education” as the Principality brings together local and international experts, the scientific community, economic actors, voluntary associations and public authorities around one single goal: to engage for the protection of the ocean.
All info and the programme can be found at www.monacooceanweek.org
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At a luncheon held at the Hotel Hermitage on Tuesday, March 13, Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received HE Rahman Sahib oglu Mustafayev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan; HE Datin Paduka Malai Hajah Halimah Malai Haji Yussof, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam; HE Rodolphe Adada, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Congo, and HE Alexey Meshkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
In the morning, the four had presented their Letters of Credence to the Sovereign Prince.
HE Rahman Sahib oglu Mustafayev joined the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987. In 2004, he served as Director of the International Relations Section of the "Azadliq" newspaper. In 2000, he became Counsellor at the Russian Embassy. He was appointed Director of the Directorate of Europe and America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 2006, and was promoted as Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Greece and Albania.
HE Datin Paduka Malai Hajah Halimah Malai Haji Yussof joined the MFA Research Branch of Brunei Darussalam in 1983, where she successively held the positions of Deputy Director for Southeast Asia, Assistant Director for Asia-Pacific and Director of Analysis. In 2007, she was appointed Director of Political Affairs and became Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam in the Philippines in 2008.
HE Rodolphe Adada began his political career in 1976 as Minister of Scientific Research of Congo. He accomplished this mission in different ministries before becoming advisor to the President. He was later appointed Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of the Republic of Congo.
HE Alexey Meshkov held various diplomatic positions in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before joining the Embassies of Italy and the Republic of San Marino as Ambassador.