A delegation led by Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of External Relations and Cooperation, received this Tuesday on February 5, 2019 at the Ministry of State Marwan Sehnaoui, President of the Lebanese Association of Knights of the Order of Malta, in the presence of Mr. Umberto Di Capua, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Order of Malta in the Principality.

This meeting illustrates the importance of the partnership between the Prince’s Government and the Lebanese Association of Knights of the Order of Malta (ALCM) and follows the ministerial visit to Lebanon in April 2018. This trip was particularly thanks to Gilles Tonelli, Government Counselor – Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, to visit the project supported by the Monegasque cooperation in Kefraya, Beqaa. This project aims to improve the living conditions of older people in rural areas, particularly in the health field, by maintaining a social link.

Since 2017, the Principality of Monaco has been strengthening its support to vulnerable populations in Lebanon, a country that faces major challenges, particularly because of the Syrian crisis. By 2020, the partnership between the Prince’s Government and the ALCM could continue in areas of common interest such as health or support for people with disabilities.

For the record: the actions carried out with the ALCM are part of the framework agreement signed in 2012 between the Prince’s Government and the Order of Malta.