Presentation of Credentials by H.E. Mrs Odile REMIK-ADIM, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Principality of Monaco.
During the late morning on 15th April at the Prince's Palace, the official ceremony in which H.E. Mrs Odile REMIK-ADIM, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic presented her Credentials to the Principality of Monaco took place.
H.E. Mrs Odile REMIK-ADIM was accompanied for the occasion by Mrs Claudine JAFFRÉ-BARON, Senior Advisor to the Embassy. 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 Odile REMIK-ADIM was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant.
H.E. Mrs Odile REMIK-ADIM then proceeded to present her Credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince who was accompanied by the Secretary of State, Mr Rene Novella, Head of H.S.H the Prince's Government, Mr Georges Lisimachio and H.E. Mr Jean Pastorelli, Minister Plenipotentiary and Government Councillor for External Relations. After the ceremony, H.S.H the Prince held a private audience with the Ambassador in the family drawing room.
On 15th February 2006, several months after the signing of the new Franco-Monegasque agreement in Paris, the French Consulate in Monaco was raised to the rank of Embassy. H.E. Mr Serge TELLE then became the first ambassador appointed as such in Monaco. The arrival of H.E. Mrs Odile REMIK-ADIM is evidence of the special relationship which Monaco and France wish to maintain and reinforces the friendly relations which unite these two countries.
After visiting the Elysée on 18th July last year, H.S.H Prince Albert II will welcome Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic to Monaco on 25th April.