On Monday 9 March, at a lunch held at the Hotel Hermitage, Laurent Anselmi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received H.E. Mr Clyde Kull, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia; H.E. Mr Hércules do Nascimento Cruz, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cape Verde; H.E. Mr Joao Bernardo de Miranda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Angola; and H.E. Ms Eva Descarrega Garcia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Principality of Andorra, who presented their credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince during the morning.
H.E. Mr Clyde Kull joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 as a political advisor. He was appointed as Estonia’s Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1992, and has also served as Ambassador to Germany and to Tunisia. Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was Director of the Department of Political Affairs and Deputy Secretary-General for Political Issues.
Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the Republic of Cape Verde in 1991, H.E. Mr Hércules do Nascimento Cruz was appointed Head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Treaties in 1992, then as Head of Human Resources for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his career, he has served as Minister-Counsellor for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Director-General for State Protocol and Head of the International Organisations Unit. In 2013, he was granted the title of Minister Plenipotentiary. He is the first Ambassador of the Republic of Cape Verde to be accredited in Monaco.
H.E. Mr Joao Bernardo de Miranda has served in a number of roles within the Angolan Government, including as Deputy Minister for Information, Minister of Foreign Relations, Member of the National Assembly and Governor of the Province of Bengo. He was involved in the Angolan peace talks and was the African Union’s Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau. He is a founding member of the Angolan Union of Journalists and has written three books.
A career diplomat, H.E. Ms Eva Descarrega Garcia began her career as Minister-Counsellor and Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the Principality of Andorra’s Embassy to Liechtenstein in 2003, and subsequently to Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and the countries of the East, and to the Holy See. Appointed Director of the Department of Bilateral and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005, she then became Director-General of the Ministry in 2009. In 2011, she was promoted to Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany and Slovenia.