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09 December 2013 Press release

H.E. Mrs. Maguy Maccario Doyle, New Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the United States, Presents her Letters of Credence to President Barack Obama

H.E. Mrs. Maguy Maccario Doyle presenting her Letters of Credence to President Obama.  (3/12/2013). © The White House

Washington, 5 December 2013 – Her Excellency Mrs. Maguy Maccario Doyle, who has been appointed Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the United States by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, presented her Letters of Credence to the American President, Barack Obama, on 3 December at an accreditation ceremony held in the Oval Office of the White House.

"I am deeply touched by the confidence that our Sovereign has shown in me by this appointment.  I am extremely grateful to Him and I shall apply myself with dedication and enthusiasm to my new mission, which is essential for continuing and strengthening the special relationship that Monaco and the United States have enjoyed for many years," stated the new Ambassador.

In her speech to the President, she also recalled the close links that unite the two countries and the growing role that the Principality is playing on the international scene, particularly through humanitarian and environmental causes, on which the United States also places great importance.

In his reply, President Obama stressed the special attention that his Administration pays to friendship between the two countries, based on the personal links that unite them, their common values and sound bilateral cooperation.  He also paid tribute to the activities of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and His Foundation in the area of environmental protection.  After congratulating Ambassador Maccario Doyle on her appointment, the President complimented her on the philanthropic and cultural activities she had initiated during her mandate as Consul General in New York, in view of which he was confident that relations between the Principality and the United States would continue to flourish in the years to come.

Mrs. Maguy Maccario Doyle has spent most of her career in the United States and has acquired an intimate knowledge of the customs and practices of that country.  In 1976, she joined the Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York, becoming its Director in 1994.  Under her leadership, the Office increased its activities by means of promotions, partnerships and events in North America, enabling the Principality to consolidate this key market for Monegasque tourism (each year, Americans rank among the five nationalities with the most visitors to Monaco).

In 1995, Prince Rainier III appointed Mrs. Maguy Maccario Doyle Consul of Monaco to New York, then Consul General in 1997, with the mission of strengthening relations between the Principality and the United States, in particular by reorganising its network of honorary consuls and developing cultural, scientific, humanitarian and trade relations between the two countries.  She has also been Vice-President of the American branch of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation since its establishment in 2008.

Mrs. Maccario Doyle was appointed by Sovereign Ordinance of 12 November 2013 and becomes the second Ambassador of Monaco to the United States and the first woman to hold this post.

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