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Nomination of a new Government Councilor, Minister for External Relations of the Principality of Monaco (January 2011)

The Honorable José Badia was appointed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco as Government Councilor, Minister for External Relations,
and took his duties on January 1st, 2011.

Formerly, he has been Ambassador of Monaco to the King of the Belgians, to the Queen of the Netherlands and to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as Monaco’s Head of Mission to the European Communities.

Before, he was Ambassador of Monaco to the King of Spain.

From 2000 to 2005, The Honorable José Badia served as Government Councilor, Minister for Public Works and Social Affairs.

From 1995 to 2000, he was Commissioner General in charge of the Monaco Pavilion at the Lisbon 98 and Hanover 2000 World Fairs. Furthermore, from 1995 to 1998, he was President of the Monaco Scientific Centre.

From 1990 to 1995, he served as Director General of the Department of the Interior, Director General of the Department of Public Works and Social Affairs and became Government Councilor, Minister for Public Works and Social Affairs.

The Honorable José Badia holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from the Marseille School of Engineering.

A Monegasque citizen, he was born in Monaco on January 2, 1945.

He is married and has three children.