A delegation from Monaco led by Laurent Anselmi – Minister for External Relations and Cooperation – visited Mali last week to hold talks with the Malian authorities. During this working visit, Monegasque and Malian authorities discussed health, education and civil protection.

 

The Monegasque delegation met with Mali’s Minister of Health and Social Affairs and signed two Memoranda of Understanding concerning the fight against sickle cell anaemia, the world’s leading genetic disease.

This working visit included official meetings and field visits, providing an overview of the various partnerships conducted with Mali’s authorities or with the Monegasque Cooperation partners. The delegation focused on civil protection, health, education and the socio-economic integration of the most vulnerable populations in the country.

 

In addition, an official ceremony took place to hand over equipment to the National School of Civil Protection in Bamako and to renew the partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The partnership focuses on strengthening food security for women in Northern Mali.

 

Cérémonie officielle de remise de matériel à l’Ecole nationale de la Protection Civile, à Bamako ©DR

Official ceremony for the handing over of equipment to the National School of Civil Protection in Bamako ©DR

 

Mali-Monaco-SHARE cardiac catheterisation unit

Laurent Anselmi joined the former Mali’s Head of State, Amadou Toumani Touré, President of the Foundation for Children, to open the Mali-Monaco-SHARE cardiac catheterisation unit at the Mother and Child Hospital in Bamako, in the presence of the Monegasque association SHARE, the project’s sponsor.

Bilateral cooperation between the Principality of Monaco and Mali begun in 2006. It was strengthened in 2011, with the signing of a Framework Cooperation Agreement on the occasion of the visit to Monaco of former Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure, and in 2012 by the State Visit to Mali of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco. In March 2019, the second session of the Bilateral Cooperation Commission between the two countries was held in the Principality.