This ceremony was held in the presence of Jacques Boisson, Secretary of State, Georges Lisimachio, Head of Cabinet of HSH the Prince, and HE Franck Biancheri, Government Counsellor for External Relations and International Economic and Financial Affairs.
At the end of the ceremony, HSH the Prince received the Ambassador for a private audience in the Salon de Famille.
The Principality of Monaco and Finland established diplomatic relations on 29 March 2007 with the signature of a joint communiqué.
HE Pilvi-Sisko Vierros-Villeneuve will succeed HE Kaarlo Murto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland, the first Finnish Ambassador to Monaco since 21 March 2008.
The Principality of Monaco and the Republic of Finland strive to reinforce their cooperation in the following areas: actions of humanitarian nature and aid for development – more specifically concerning childhood and the fight against AIDS, environmental protection, cultural affairs and high technologies.