Trilateral meeting of chief negotiators with European Union from Andorra, Monaco and San Marino (Monaco, 5 and 6 December 2022)
On 5 and 6 December 2022, the Principality of Monaco hosted a meeting of the chief negotiators with the European Union from Andorra, Monaco and San Marino.
These trilateral meetings are held on a regular basis; the last one took place in the Republic of San Marino in October 2021. They give the three countries an opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions on the current negotiations, to share their common concerns and to better understand the aspects unique to each one.
At the meeting in Monaco, the chief negotiators from the three delegations* were able to present an update on the status of their negotiations with the European Union as 2022 draws to a close, and discuss the agenda for the coming months.
The negotiations, which began in March 2015, are aimed at securing an association agreement with the three countries and have now entered into a new phase, with the European Union keen to accelerate discussions and reach an agreement in principle by the end of 2023.
This meeting between representatives from Andorra, Monaco and San Marino confirmed the excellent relationship that exists between the three countries, which has been further strengthened through these negotiations.
* Composition of delegations:
H.E. Mr Gilles Tonelli, Ambassador and Special Advisor for Negotiations with the European Union
H.E. Mr Frédéric Labarrère, Ambassador and Head of the Mission to the European Union
Ms Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Ms Véronique Campana, Technical Advisor and EU Coordination Unit Lead
Mr Gabriel Chabert, Head of Department in the EU Coordination Unit
H.E. Mr Landry Riba, Secretary of State for European Affairs
H.E. Ms Eva Descarrega, the Principality of Andorra’s Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco
H.E. Ms Esther Rabasa Grau, Ambassador and Head of the Mission to the European Union
H.E. Ms Antonella Benedettini, Ambassador and Head of the Mission to the European Union
Mr Luca Ghiotti, San Marino’s Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco
Mr Luca Brandi, Director for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs