The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, will be in Germany from today to 18 February for a dual institutional engagement: the informal meeting of the G20 Foreign Ministers in Bonn and the annual Munich Security Conference.
Mr Alfano will be in Bonn on 16 and 17 February; in the afternoon of the 17th he will travel to Munich, where he is scheduled to stay until the evening of the 18th.
The G20 Foreign Ministers meeting will focus on the role of foreign policy in handling global challenges. The meeting will be chaired by German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, and will be attended, among others, by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and the United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
The meeting will be subdivided into three sessions: the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; conflict prevention, with a special focus on the role of women and stabilisation; and development in Africa.
Minister Alfano will attend the third session, which is scheduled to take place between 12:30 and 2 p.m. on 17 February, to reaffirm Italy’s attention for the Continent – which will also be the focus of the Italian Presidency of the G7 – and to highlight the leading role that Italy plays in respect of the flow of migrants and refugees coming from Africa.
Minister Alfano will hold a number of bilateral talks on the fringes of the G20 ministerial meeting.
Still in Bonn, Minister Alfano will attend the Foreign Ministers Meeting on Syria.
A press point is scheduled at 3 p.m. on 17 February at the World Conference Center, the venue of the meeting, before departing for Munich.
The Munich Security Conference will be opened on Saturday, 18 February, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Minister Alfano will participate in the round table on security and intelligence as a response to the threat of terrorism, which will take place between 3 and 4:30 p.m. on 18 February.
On the fringes of the Conference proceedings, Foreign Minister Alfano will hold a number of bilateral talks with his counterparts on the issue of security and the fight against radicalism.