During the official visit of the President of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Mr Amadou Toumani Touré, to the Principality of Monaco (30th and 31st October 2011), a framework cooperation agreement was signed between the two governments.
As part of its cooperation development policy, the Government of Monaco, represented by Mr José Badia, Minister for External Relations, and the Republic of Mali, represented by H.E. Mr Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, signed a framework cooperation agreement between both countries on Monday 31st October, in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince and H.E. Mr Amadou Toumani Touré, President of the Republic of Mali.
The agreement provides for the establishment of a bilateral commission, presided over by Monaco’s Minister of External Relations and Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, which will meet either in Bamako or in Monaco, in order to discuss progress made with regard to ongoing projects, to schedule future activities and to identify potential areas for cooperation.
Mali has been one of the Government of Monaco’s priority countries for intervention over the past six years, primarily in the fields of health and education.
To date, over 16,000 people have directly benefitted from the projects supported by the Government of Monaco in Mali, some of which are conducted in partnership with the Red Cross of Monaco and the Prince Albert II Foundation.
It is also worth noting that within the scope of the “Monaco Collectif Humanitaire” project, 19 Malian children suffering from severe pathologies have been operated on at the Cardio-Thoracic Centre of Monaco.
Photo: Gaétan Luci – Prince’s Palace
Photo caption: Framework agreement signed by H.E. Mr José Badia, Minister for External Relations and H.E. Mr Soumeylou Maiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and H.E. Mr Amadou Toumani Touré, President of the Republic of Mali.