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Visit by H.S.H. the Prince in Canada

On Monday 7 May 2018, on arriving in Canada’s capital Ottawa, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco met for the first time with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Parliament House.

During this meeting, both Leaders, who share a concern for environmental issues, discussed their commitments in the framework of the Paris Agreement, threats linked to climate change, especially in the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as preservation of the Oceans.

Their mutual concern has long contributed to bringing both countries closer together.

Both Poles being prime witnesses to global warming are among the first territories impacted. This situation, which affects Canada most directly, is also one of the areas addressed by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation since it was established in 2006.

The visit by the Sovereign Prince and His delegation continued with a luncheon hosted by Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, where matters of common interest, especially regarding ocean conservation and marine pollution were discussed.

After this lunch honouring Canadian-Monegasque friendship, Prince Albert visited the Canadian Museum of History for the exhibition Death in the Ice - the Mystery of the Franklin Expedition. The Sovereign was then received by George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate, and Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons.

In the evening, the Monegasque delegation participated in a dinner hosted by Governor General Julie Payette to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Visit by H.S.H. the Prince in Canada