San Marino can count on nine new accredited Ambassadors

Nine Ambassadors officially started their mandate in the Republic of San Marino today. The new Ambassadors are: H.E. Francisco Maria de Sousa Ribeiro Telles, who represents Portugal, H.E. Frank Carruet, Minister Plenipotentiary of Belgium, H.E. Alexandra Bugailiskis, Ambassador of Canada, H.E. Ádám Zoltán Kovács, representing Hungary, H.E. Reenat Sandhu, Ambassador of India, H.E. Ana María de León de Alba, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Fayiz Khouri representing Jordan, Colm Ó Floinn, Minister Plenipotentiary of Ireland and H.E. Keiichi Katakami, Ambassador of Japan.
The High Diplomats were introduced to the Captains Regent by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, who took the opportunity to discuss the state of bilateral relations with their respective countries. The Republic of San Marino already collaborates with many of these countries, through various initiatives on many different levels; with the others, a common understanding is expressed at a multilateral level and through mutual support to candidatures within major international organizations.
The ongoing process of the Republic’s association with the Europe of the 28 has been discussed with the representatives of the European States. This is why the experience of Portugal, Hungary and Ireland, three countries which responsibly faced the challenge of economic and political integration, will be a key reference point in San Marino’s integration process with the European Union. The same applies to Belgium, a solid example of effective economic and political integration in Europe, which has succeeded in preserving its cultural identity in an excellent manner.
Although geographically and culturally distant from San Marino, the three overseas countries of India, Canada and Japan are united to the Republic by a friendship based on openness and dialogue. With them, San Marino shares significant initiatives and exchanges in the fields of economics, trade, culture and tourism.
With Jordan and Panama - two countries with a rich cultural tradition and a unique natural and historical heritage - San Marino shares a proactive and mediation role in building bridges between cultures and in fostering mutual cooperation, while preserving their own peculiarities.

San Marino, 24 January 2018



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