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Grybauskaite and Prince Albert II of Monaco stress environment, nuclear safety

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 16.10.2012.Print version
During his first visit in Vilnius, Prince Albert II of Monaco said that he wanted to know Lithuania better and deepen bilateral relationship of the two countries in many spheres, but he mostly stressed environmental protection and renewable energy sources.

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Dalia Grybauskaite. Vilnius, 15.10.2012. Photo:

Lithuania and Monaco established diplomatic relations only 2011. For his first official visit to Lithuania he came with his wife Princess Charlene of Monaco, informs LETA/ELTA.


"The prince is personally very interested in environmental issues, we also talked a lot about nuclear safety, the European nuclear energy security priorities and requirements when building adjacent nuclear power plants," Grybauskaite said.


Grybauskaite and Prince Albert II also discussed the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea, which was very topical to Monaco and a fund headed by the prince.


On 15 October, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Azubalis and Jose Badia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Monaco discussed important issues related to the United Nations and the European Union, and possibilities for enhancing bilateral political and economic cooperation, Lithuania's MFA reports.


"At the moment, when entire Europe is grappling with the economic crisis and facing challenges of globalization, close cooperation among the countries of the continent, including the smallest ones, is especially important, as well as solidarity when searching for solutions to today's problems," the head of Lithuania's diplomacy said.


The minister welcomed the successful cooperation between the countries within international organisations and thanked Monaco for its support to Lithuania's candidate during the election of the President of the United Nations General Assembly this June.


Badia is accompanying Prince Albert II of Monaco on his visit to Lithuania.


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