US congratulates Monaco, celebrations in Moscow

HE Mireille Pettiti, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the Russian Federation during her address at the Diplomatic Reception in Moscow. Photo: DR
HE Mireille Pettiti, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the Russian Federation during her address at the Diplomatic Reception in Moscow. Photo: DR

The US government has congratulated Monaco on the occasion of National Day, celebrated on Sunday, November 19.

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson wrote: “On behalf of the government of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate the people of Monaco as you celebrate La Fête du Prince.

“Monaco has been a trusted partner of the United States since 1866, and our government values the warm relations and enduring friendship between our two countries. By maintaining this partnership, we can continue to advance our joint interests in maintaining peace and expanding prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Ties between the two countries were significantly strengthened by the marriage of Prince Rainier to the actress Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco, in 1956.

Monaco’s National Day was also celebrated in Moscow. HE Mireille Pettiti, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the Russian Federation, hosted a diplomatic reception on Monday, November 13, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow. The evening was attended by a total of 150 people.

Numerous foreign Ambassadors accredited to the Russian Federation, as well as a number of Russian dignitaries took part in this event, including Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister, Alexandre Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation.

In her welcoming speech, Ms Pettiti presented the unique characteristics of the Principality and an outline of the foreign policy of the Prince’s Government. She also spoke of the excellent state of bilateral relations between Monaco and Russia.


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