Mr Antoni Martí Petit, Prime Minister of the Principality of Andorra, and Mr Nicola Renzi, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Political Affairs and Justice of the Republic of San Marino, visited Monaco on Saturday 18 March 2017.
They were formally received by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, in the presence of H.E. Mr Serge Telle, Minister of State, and Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
During the course of a working lunch organised by the Minister of State, the representatives of the three countries* had an opportunity to discuss their negotiations with the European Union, which were launched in March 2015. Following the meal, the Minister told the press: “We have gathered to work together on the relationship between our three countries and the European Union. We have a common interest in establishing the framework required to define our relations (...) and we must come up with a new way of regulating our work with the European Union.”
*Also taking part were:
- for San Marino: H.E. Mr Luca Brandi, Plenipotentiary Minister, Director for European Affairs at the San Marino Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- for Andorra: H.E. Ms Maria Ubach Font, Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra to the European Union, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany, and H.E. Mr Enric Tarrado-Vives, Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra to the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino and the Swiss Confederation
- for Monaco: Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ms Isabelle Costa, Deputy Secretary-General of the Government in charge of the EU Coordination Unit