Presentation of Credentials by H.E. Mr Teodor BACONSCHI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of ROMANIA to the Principality of Monaco.
During the late morning on 15th May at the Prince's Palace, the official ceremony took place in which H.E. Mr Teodor Baconschi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania presented his Credentials to the Principality of Monaco.
H.E. Mr Teodor Baconschi was accompanied for the occasion by Mrs Angela FOSTER, Honorary Consul for Romania in Monaco. 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 Teodor Baconschi was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant.
H.E. Mr Teodor Baconschi 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.
Romania becomes the forty-second foreign power accredited to the Principality of Monaco. Consular relations have existed between these two countries since 1880.
Romania which ratified the Kyoto Protocol on 13th March 2001 has also developed an ambitious policy in the area of environmental protection.