H.E. Mr Luis Maria URETA SAENZ PENA was accompanied for the occasion by Mr. Minister Edgardo MALARODA, Person in charge of the Economic affairs and Commercial to the Embassy of Argentina. 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 Luis Maria URETA SAENZ PENA was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant, with Mr. Minister Edgardo MALARODA.
H.E. Mr Luis Maria URETA SAENZ PENA 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.
Monaco and Argentina have maintained diplomatic relations since 29th March 2007.
These two States cooperate in different areas, including that of urban planning and layout of the city, urban and port development and in the sporting arena. Economic discussions are also currently being developed. On an environmental level, the Albert II Foundation could serve as an intermediary.