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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.
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.