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Meeting with Prince Albert II of Monaco

October 6, 2016, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is in Russia for the Days of Monaco cultural event.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Your Highness, colleagues, let me welcome you to the Moscow Kremlin.

It makes me very happy that we started your visit with an important event, the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the ties between Monaco and Russia. We have seen with our own eyes just how far back these ties go and how constructively our relations developed.

I am very pleased that today our relations are also developing in just as consistent and positive a spirit.

We are very pleased to see you. Welcome!

Ruling Prince of Monaco Albert II (retranslated): Mr President, Your Excellency, colleagues,

I personally and my delegation are very pleased to have this chance to see you and to be here in Moscow to mark the 10th anniversary of the restoration of our diplomatic ties.

It was with great pleasure that we opened this marvellous exhibition that, as I said, illustrates wonderfully all the layers of history in the relations between our two countries’ ruling houses. The exhibition is a wonderful way to bring the past alive while at the same time directing us to the future.

Now, 10 years after our countries restored their diplomatic relations, it is with great pleasure that I note the excellent level of cooperation between Russia and Monaco in a wide range of areas. I am sure that Moscow shares this vision and shares the desire to further develop our cooperation.

Vladimir Putin: Thank you.


October 6, 2016, The Kremlin, Moscow