It was recently announced that H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco will welcome the president of  the Republic of Mali, Amadou Toumani Touré, to the principality beginning on October 31, 2011.

The Malian delegation will meet with members of the Chamber of Economic Development of Monaco, the Government Counsellor for Foreign Relations José Badia and the Government Counsellor for Finance and Economy Marco Piccinini, to develop commercial relations between Mali and Monaco.

On Monday, President Touré, will be received by the Sovereign at the Palace of Monaco. This audience will be an opportunity to discuss Monégasque international cooperation actions in Mali, current economic relations between the two countries, the situation in sub-Saharan Africa as well as multilateral matters. The meeting will be followed by a working lunch at the Palace.

During his stay in the Monaco, President Touré will visit the Oceanographic Museum and Galerie des Pêcheurs for the exhibition of photographs of development cooperation programmes in Mali supported by the government of Monaco in partnership with the Monégasque Red Cross and Prince Albert II Foundation.

On October 28, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II participated in the Peace and Sport flag handover during the final day of the 2011 Peace and Sport International Forum.  After five years in Monaco, this important forum will take place in Sochi, Russia next year.  “It’s a big responsibility that lays on our shoulders but we will not let you down,” noted Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko during the event.

To view photos from today’s event please click here.

Courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Nebinger