It is a great pleasure and honour for me, in my capacity as Chairman of the Monegasque Committee for the World Energy Council, to congratulate the partcipants to the WEC Executive Assembly, held in Monaco from 4th to 8th November 2012. The Monegasque Committee was delighted to be able to host this international event, which is extremely important for both the WEC and the global energy community.
Although a small state in size, Monaco could serve as a model in several sectors, including the energy sector, since it has resolutely implemented, in accordance with the guiding principles of its Prince, an energy policy to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency, as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and all forms of pollution.
You may have had the opportunity to discover several aspects of this strategy during your stay in the Principality.
I would also thank those who have participated in the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum which was held on 9th November.
The Executive Assembly meetings have taken place at the Convention Centre next to the MERIDIEN Hotel, which offers all the high-quality services conducive to successful debates, in a warm and relaxed setting.
We have also organised sightseeing tours in Monaco and the surrounding area, which have appealed many of accompanying persons. This gave them the opportunity to find out more about the various aspects of our city with its long-standing history, as well as its many landmarks.
I hope you had a pleasant stay in Monaco and that you will take the time to enjoy again all the attractions offered by our region.
I look forward to welcoming you to Monaco on an other occasion.