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Italy-Somalia: COPEAM visit for university cooperation

A possible resumption of academic cooperation by Somalia and Italy was the focus of a 3-day visit to Mogadishu by Pier Luigi Malesani, Secretary General of COPEAM, the organisation led by RAI broadcasting corporation to provide audio-visual services for the Mediterranean region.

Accompanied by the Italian Ambassador in Somalia, Fabrizio Marcelli, the Secretary General met a number of Somali ministers, including Foreign Minister Abdirahman Duale Beile, and the rector of the Somali National University, Mohamed Ahmed Jimale.

The Farnesina has recently given the Inter-University Research Centre for Sustainable Development (CIRPS) the task of creating an educational Web TV channel with sub-titles in Somali. And students of law, agricultural or veterinary science, and medicine at the University will be able to take part in exchanges with Italian academic institutions. Read more, in Italian