France and San Marino
France has had with official relations with San Marino since the Directory. A San Marino legation was opened in Paris in 1855. Relations between France and San Marino are sparse, but friendly.
France’s representative to the Republic of San Marino, since the closure of the Consulate General in Florence in 1997, is its Ambassador to Italy. San Marion’s legation in France became an Embassy on December 30th, 1988.
In political terms, bilateral relations are good, and the Republic of San Marino typically supports France in international bodies where it is a member.
The Captains Regent conducted an official visit to France from September 23rd to 25th, 1982. At that time, they invited the President of the Republic to visit their country, and have since repeated this invitation. In December 1985, the Head of Government Mr. Giordano Bruno Raffi, came to France. Mr. Didier Bariani, then Secretary of State, visited San Marino on October 19th, 1987 to represent the French government during the 4th Biennial Festival of the Peoples dedicated to France (artistic events). Mr. Eric Woerth, Minister responsible for the budget, went to San Marino in September 2009 to sign an agreement regarding exchanging tax information.
During the San Marino ministerial visit to France, in December 1985, a cultural and scientific agreement was signed, focused on exchanges in the fields of science education, the arts, and sports.
On January 14th, 1954, France and the Republic of San Marino signed a reciprocity agreement regulating the terms for residence and establishment by nationals of both parties in the other’s territory.
The Republic of San Marino appointed Honorary Consuls in Paris, Bordeaux, Grenoble, and Metz.
Updated on 19.06.12
5+5 dialogue - 11th Meeting of the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (22.05.14)
The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss regional issues and the common challenges faced by the 10 countries – both in the area of security, with the situation in the Sahel-Sahara region, and in the economic field.
Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (28-30.04.14)
The 6th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States took place from April 28 to 30 in Mérida, Mexico. It marked the 20th anniversary of this regional organization of which France has been an associate member since it was established in 1994.
Ibero-American General Secretariat – Election of Ms. Rebeca Grynspan (01.04.14)
France welcomes the unanimous election of Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, former Vice President of the Republic of Costa Rica, as head of the Ibero-American General Secretariat.
ECOWAS – Election of the Ghanaian chair (29.03.14)
France congratulates President John Dramani Mahama on his election as chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Presidency of the African Union in 2014 (30.01.14)
France warmly congratulates Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on his election as chairman of the African Union in 2014. It expresses its full trust in the new chairman and wishes him every success in carrying out his mandate.
Support for independent Arab media: CFI, operator of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, strengthens its position (January 2014)
Canal France International (CFI), the French cooperation agency and media operator of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recently signed two substantial contracts (worth €2.7million) with the European Union to develop projects in support of independent media in the Arab world.
African Union - Presentation of border archives (29.11.13)
These documents concern 45 treaties and maps of countries in West, North and East Africa during the period of 1845-1956.
Laurent Fabius’s participation in the Regional Ministerial Meeting on Border Security (14.11.13)
The challenges posed by trafficking, illegal immigration and terrorism concern us all and require more effective control of Libya’s border areas, and more generally the Sahara-Sahel region.
Visit to Paris by José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) (21-22.02.13)
The discussions provided an opportunity to confirm France’s determination to deepen its political relations and strengthen its cooperation with all countries of the region.
“Latin America – a major foreign policy objective” - Op-ed published by Laurent Fabius in the French newspaper Le Figaro (20.02.13)
Starting on February 21, I will travel to three Latin American countries – Colombia, Panama and Peru – to work on revitalizing our relations with this continent. My visit to the region, following those by the president and the prime minister, has a clear purpose: we want to foster a lasting rapprochement with Latin America; this is a major foreign policy objective for us.
Election of Hailemariam Desalegn as chairman of the African Union (28.01.13)
France welcomes the election of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as chairman of the African Union. It commends the exemplary work of the outgoing presidency held by Benin, notably with respect to Mali, for which it encouraged the mobilization of the African and international community.