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13 July 2022

Monaco’s Department of International Cooperation reaffirms commitment to seven key partners

La Coopération Monégasque réaffirme son engagement auprès de sept partenaires privilégiés © Stéphane Danna - Direction de la Communication

On Tuesday 12 July, Ms Isabelle BERRO-AMADEÏ, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, signed memoranda of understanding with seven key partners of Monaco’s Department of International Cooperation.

These Memoranda of Understanding formalise and deepen the relationships and joint strategies, and strengthen cooperation in favour of the most vulnerable groups of people in the priority countries* for Monaco’s official development assistance in the West Africa, South and East Africa and North Africa/Mediterranean regions.

The signatory organisations are all key longstanding partners of the Prince’s Government as part of its commitment to tackling poverty by 2030.

The event forms part of the Department of International Cooperation’s strategic plan for 2022–2024, approved by the Prince’s Government in March 2022, which reaffirms its commitment to working with seven European organisations that have strong expertise in areas that are priorities for Monaco:

- the Comunità di Sant’Egidio, to ensure that the most vulnerable groups, including refugees, can access basic services;

- the Mérieux Foundation, to improve access to health for all and strengthen local healthcare systems in countries where both parties operate;

- the Groupe de Recherche d’Echanges Technologiques (GRET, Technological Exchange Research Group), to improve food security by tackling malnutrition and supporting local, sustainable agricultural production;

- Institut européen de coopération et de développement (IECD, European Institute for Cooperation and Development), to promote training, employment and entrepreneurship for women and young people, especially in the Mediterranean basin;

- the NGOs Inter Aide and Actions de Terrain, Intégration, Autonomie (ATIA, Field Work, Integration, Autonomy), to combat poverty and improve economic conditions for particularly disadvantaged families;

- the investment fund Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P, Investors and Partners), to support the economy and entrepreneurial trends in African countries, particularly among women and young people.

On this occasion, Ms Isabelle BERRO-AMADEÏ, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, welcomed “the quality, reliability and professionalism of the partnerships forged by the Department of International Cooperation during the 15 years since it was established, of which today marks the culmination. The effectiveness of the Principality’s official development assistance policy is based on a partnership approach that is both sophisticated and local, the distinctive characteristics of Monaco’s international cooperation efforts.”


* Burkina Faso, Burundi, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia.

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