H.E. Mr KONG Quan was accompanied for the occasion by Mr ZHU Liying, Political adviser with 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 Kong Quan was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant.
H.E. Mr Kong Quan then proceeded to present his Credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince who was accompanied by H.E. Mr Jean Pastorelli, Minister Plenipotentiary and Government Councillor for External Relations, Head of H.S.H the Prince's Government, Mr Georges Lisimachio and Colonel John Jayet, Aide de Camp of H.S.H. the Prince. After the ceremony, H.S.H the Prince held a private audience with the Ambassador in the family drawing room.
Republic of China becomes the forty-third foreign power accredited to the Principality of Monaco.
HSH the Reigning Prince had undertaken an official visit to China in April 2007 when he met in particular Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
This meeting had led to reinforcing economic, financial, commercial, tourist, environmental and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
After the earthquake that ravaged the Sichuan Region last May, HSH the Reigning Prince sent emergency aid amounting to €100,000 to China.