The Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco in France celebrated, on July 9, 2019, the anniversary of the accession of Prince Albert II of Monaco during a reception organized at the Pavillon Dauphine in Paris.

Mr Christophe Steiner and his wife welcomed more than 450 guests, including several former Ministers of the Republic, a large number of Ambassadors accredited to France and the Principality of Monaco, Representatives of International Organizations based in France, Deputies and Senators, senior officials and members of ministerial cabinets, several high personalities of the political, economic, judicial, scientific and cultural worlds. As well as many Monegasques living in Paris and Ile-de-France.

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Oceans, Mr. Peter Thomson, also wished to be present for the occasion, thus testifying to his gratitude for the constant commitment of Prince Albert II of Monaco to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.

In a message addressed to the guests, Mr Christophe Steiner notably recalled the upcoming events in Monaco of several important events, such as the presentation in September of the IPCC special report on the ocean and the cryosphere in the context of climate change. In October, the 36th Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie, which will propose to the representatives of member countries of the Organization to debate on the theme “Reconciling Humanity and the Planet: perspectives in the Francophone space on the eve of 50 years of the OIF “.

The Ambassador also welcomed the willingness of France, currently chairing the G7, to make climate change one of its priorities.

In the morning, all members of the Consular Corps of the Principality of Monaco in France preceded the reception.