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16 January 2018 News flash

Partnership between firefighters in Monaco and Burkina Faso

As part of the friendly visit paid by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II to Burkina Faso, between 10 and 12 January 2018 Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Colonel Tony Varo, Chief Officer of the Monaco Fire and Emergency Service, took part in a number of meetings with their Burkinabe counterparts to strengthen cooperation on civil protection issues.

Surrounding H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince: Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Colonel Tony Varo, Chief Officer of the Monaco Fire and Emergency Service, Seydou Diakité, Monaco’s Honorary Consul in Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Burkinabe Abroad, Siméon Sawadogo, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Colonel Ernest Kisbedo, Commander of the Burkina Faso National Fire Brigade, and Colonel Abel Zongo, Director of the Higher Institute for Civil Protection Studies © Government Communication Department / Manuel Vitali

The partnership between Monaco’s Fire and Emergency Service and the Burkina Faso National Fire Brigade was first established in 2004. In 2016, a sectoral framework cooperation agreement was concluded to strengthen this collaboration.

Over more than a decade, this partnership has provided support to the Burkinabe emergency services through training and the donation of equipment.

All of these programmes, which have received EUR 1 million in funding, have helped to train 518 firefighters from 22 African countries, and have improved the everyday working conditions of 1,200 Burkinabe firefighters. 

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