Selected Events

Her Majesty the Queen accepted the Order of San Marino

On 8-11 March 2022 a delegation from the Republic of San Marino, headed by the Captains Regent, Their Excellencies Mr Francesco Mussoni and Mr Giacomo Simoncini, conducted a Parliamentary visit to London.

This visit marked the first-ever high-level visit of a delegation from San Marino to the UK Parliament and another significant fact was that it was conducted on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

To celebrate this occasion and to reaffirm friendly bilateral relations between the two countries, the Republic of San Marino awarded to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II the Order of San Marino, which has been delivered to Buckingham Palace by the Captains Regent on 9 March 2022.

Their Excellencies, the Captains Regent of San Marino visit the UK

On 8-11 March 2022, acting on the invitation issued by the House of Commons’ Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, a delegation from the Republic of San Marino, headed by the Captain Regents, their Excellencies Mr Francesco Mussoni and Mr Giacomo Simoncini, conducted a Parliamentary visit to London.

Part of the delegation was also HE Dr Luca Beccari, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, HE Mr Teodoro Lonfernini, Secretary of State for Labour, HE Dr Silvia Marchetti, Ambassador Non-Resident to the UK,  Dr Maurizio Bragagni, Honorary Consul to the UK and Mr Paolo Rondelli, Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.

This visit marked the first-ever high-level visit of a delegation from San Marino to the UK Parliament and another significant fact was that it was conducted on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.


Joint APPG event on the future of international trade

On 4 November 2020, Consul Bragagni chaired a joint roundtable of APPG-San Marino and APPG-Italy on the topic: The Future of International Trade. The meeting represented a successful cooperation of Newington Communications, APPGs of San Marino and Italy, San Marino Consulate in London and was sponsored by Tratos UK Ltd.

Mr Andrew Rosindell MP, Chairman of APPG-San Marino together with Mr Alberto Costa MP and Ms Ellie Reeves MP, co-Chairs of APPG-Italy shared with the participants their expertise and were engaged in an open and frank discussion with the other participants in relations to the challenges and opportunities of doing business and trading with the UK in the wake of Covid-19 and in post Brexit era.

Official opening ceremony

On January 30th, 2020, the new Honorary Consulate of San Marino in London organised the official opening ceremony. During this ceremony, distinguished guests had the rare opportunity to learn and deepen their knowledge about one of the oldest republics in the world.

This ceremony benefited from the participation of a mixed group of distinguished guests from the UK Government and Parliament officials, diplomatic corps, businesses, academia and San Marino citizens.

Establishment for the very first time of APPG on San Marino

San Marino APPG

On July 1st, 2020 in London was held the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on San Marino. The meeting took place via zoom and benefited from the participation of 16 members of both Houses of the Parliaments and was moderated by Mr Andrew Rosindell MP.

At the above meeting, Dr Maurizio Bragagni, Honorary Consul of San Marino in the UK, briefed the participants on the state of the bilateral relations between the UK and San Marino.

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