Presentation of Credentials by H.E. Mr Kostiantyn TYMOSHENKO, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Principality of Monaco.
During the late morning on 4th April at the Prince's Palace, the official ceremony in which H.E. Mr Kostiantyn TYMOSHENKO, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine presented his Credentials to the Principality of Monaco took place.
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 Kostiantyn Tymoshenko was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant.
H.E. Mr Kostiantyn Tymoshenko then proceeded to present his 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.
Ukraine thus becomes the thirty-eighth foreign power accredited to the Principality of Monaco. Consular relations have existed between these two countries since 2001.
Since 1997, the Ukraine has been bound by the international charters for protection of the environment and adopted its own framework legislation making it possible to define the major areas to be protected on the ground (“Conception of biological diversity protection of Ukraine”). The country also ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2004.
With regards the struggle against AIDS, it is the only Eastern European state to have passed a law which defends the rights of HIV positive individuals in particular by guaranteeing the confidentiality of medical records.