Address from H.E.Alexey Meshkov to the readers of “Monaco Business” magazine - Summer 2018 issue
I welcome the opportunity to address you on the pages of this magazine.
It is well known that Russia and the Principality of Monaco have a long history of friendly relations. Back in 1877 the Consulate General of Monaco was set up in St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire, followed by the opening of the Russian Consulate in Monaco in 1890. Nowadays relations of mutual trust have been established between Russia’s leadership and H.S.H. Prince Albert II, who has visited our country on several occasions, including a trip to the Russian Far North.
The Principality of Monaco possesses considerable economic potential and is broadly recognized as a special economic zone and a major financial and banking center. Monaco is famous for its exhibitions, conferences, its highly developed industry and tourist sector. Both small and medium-sized businesses are largely represented here.
I am confident that our countries have a sound basis for the development of bilateral trade and economic cooperation, backed by solid political support. We look forward to strengthening business contacts, notably between Monaco’s Economic Council, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, as well as in the framework of the Russian-Monegasque Economic Forum and through interregional cooperation. We always expect Monegasque business to actively participate in the work of the international economic and investment forums which take place in St. Petersburg and elsewhere in Russia.
The Embassy, for its part, is prepared to promote mutually beneficial economic links between Russia and the Principality of Monaco, to assist in organizing business missions for Monegasque entrepreneurs to Russia and vice versa and in establishing direct partnerships.
I am convinced that cooperation between our countries will expand in all directions. In this context we count on the active support of “Monaco Business” magazine’s readers.
I wish all the magazine’s readers success and prosperity, and I also hope that “Monaco Business” will play an important role in advancing the whole spectrum of ties between Russia and Monaco.