After being welcomed in the Cour d'Honneur of the Palace by the Company of Carabinieri guard of honour under the command of Colonel Yannick Bersihand, Senior Commander of the Police Force, Ambassador Rogelio SANCHEZ LEVIS was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant.
H.E. Mr Rogelio SANCHEZ LEVIS then proceeded to present his Credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince who was accompanied by the Secretary of State, Mr Jacques Boisson, Head of H.S.H the Prince's Government, Mr Georges Lisimachio and H.E. Mr Franck Biancheri, Government Counsellor for External Relations and for International Economic and Financial Affairs. After the ceremony, H.S.H the Prince held a private audience with the Ambassador in the family drawing room.
The Republic of Cuba becomes the fiftieth foreign power accredited to the Principality of Monaco. Consular relations between Monaco and Cuba have started in November 1902 until the consulate closure of Cuba in December 1970. The official re-establishment of consular relations between both countries happened on the 14th of September 2000 in Paris.
Cuba ratified the Kyoto protocol on 30 April 2002. The Cuban know-how in the environmental field, is recognised by many international institutions.