The head of Andorran government Antoni Marti and the general syndicate of the principality Vicenc Mateu have met today in the Elysee Palace with the French president and co-prince of Andorra Francois Hollande. Representatives of the Andorran delegation thanked Francois Hollande for his support of the social and economic reforms implemented in the Principality over the past few years.
Among the main achievements of recent years were the signing of an agreement on the exclusion of double taxation between France and Andorra, as well as intensive negotiations on an association agreement with the European Union.
Since 2012, when Francois Hollande became president and co-prince of Andorra, the principality has completely changed the tax system and opened up the economy for foreign investors. The Principality is actively continuing the process of harmonizing international standards in economic, financial and social matters. In addition, Andorra continues to fight climate change, taking on new international commitments in this matter following the Paris agreement in 2015.
During the meeting, Antoni Marti and Vicenc Mateu presented Francois Olland with a copy of the document from 1278, evidencing the formation of the principality, as a symbol of relations between Andorra and France.
The visit took place at the time of the reelection of the French president, two days after the first round of the presidential elections and less than two weeks before the next round.