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09 July 2024 Press release

Monaco’s Embassy in Germany celebrates the 19th anniversary of the accession to the throne of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince

Réception à Berlin à l’occasion du 19ème anniversaire de l’Avènement de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain ©M. El Sauaf

On 5 July 2024, the Embassy of Monaco in Germany held a reception to mark the 19th anniversary of H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s accession. The event took place in the prestigious Waldorf Astoria hotel in Berlin.

H.E. Mr Lorenzo Ravano welcomed over 200 guests and friends of the Principality, including representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office, Ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps, along with several figures from the worlds of business, finance, culture and of German nobility.

Monaco’s honorary consul in Potsdam and Co-Chair of the Monaco International German Club, along with several members of the Club, also made the trip.

In his speech, H.E. Mr Lorenzo Ravano highlighted a series of stand-out events in recent months, including the Royal Family’s inauguration on 25 April 2024 of the Monaco section at the Miniatur Wunderland Museum in Hamburg and the attendance of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince at the Arctic Circle Berlin Forum last May, following His scientific cruise in Antarctica.

The Ambassador spoke of the close ties between Monaco and Germany and the Principality’s dynamic German community. He also recalled that 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the Principality’s accession to UNESCO and the country’s 20th year as a Member of the Council of Europe.

In these unstable times, amid multiple calls to observe the Olympic Truce, H.E. Mr. Lorenzo Ravano also invited guests to take part in a moment of silence to honour victims of conflict and terrorism around the world.

He spoke of the UEFA European Football Championship currently underway, hosted by Germany, and highlighted the Principality’s track record of sporting tradition and excellence, as exemplified by its hosting of the Olympic Torch, the departure of the final stage of the 2024 Tour de France, and the country’s individual collective success stories, including the Monegasque Formula 1 pilot Charles Leclerc who triumphed at home last May. 

Dr Sven Mossler, Germany’s head of the division for bilateral relations with Monaco and Representative of the Federal Foreign Office, also praised the excellent relations between the two countries, and stressed the importance of a partner like the Principality, especially in international forums, to defend the rule of law, the fight against climate change, and the protection of the seas.

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