Andorran delegation took part in the 16th Conference of heads of states and governments of La Francophonie


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The head of the Government of AndorraAntoni Martí Petit, confirmed the Principality’s commitment to a joint with French-speaking countries policy on climate change, sustainable economic growth, access to education and the promotion of equality policy.

He stated this at the 16th Conference of heads of states and governments of La Francophonie, which was held on 26th and 27th November in the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo.

The head of government of Andorra (Pyrenees) joined the event, accompanied by the Ambassador of Andorra in France Cristina Rodríguez.

The delegation of Andorra took part in the seminar session “The overall growth and responsibility for development.” Antoni Martí, in particular, said that Andorra welcomes diversification of the economy but keeps its own model of the development of the traditional sectors of economy. He also stressed the need to develop the financial system to meet international standards and to conclude an association agreement with the European Union in the future.

Antoni Martí’ also reported about intention to strengthen the responsibility for the preservation of natural and human resources. “Andorra plans to participate more actively in the Paris Agreement, to meet the challenge of climate change”, he added.

The agenda of the head of the government included a number of bilateral meetings. Antoni Martí met with his counterpart, Minister of State of Monaco Michel Roger. The parties discussed prospects for negotiations with the European Union and agreed on the need to joint forces on common interests. In particular, they talked about the free movement of people in the labor market.

Anthony Marty also met with the Prime Minister and the President of Switzerland Johann N. Schneider-Amman. The parties discussed issues of international taxation.

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