Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, opens the National Conference “L’Italia e i Balcani Occidentali: crescita e integrazione” (Italy and the Western Balkans: Growth and Integration).
The initiative, which takes place at the Trieste Convention Center in Trieste is aimed at promoting Italy’s role in the Western Balkans, which is a foreign policy priority for the new Government, as well as the process of European integration of such countries.
The Conference, which includes an introductory session, will be opened by Minister Antonio Tajani, who will be introduced by the Undersecretary at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, Sandra Savino.
The President of the Italian Council of Ministers, Giorgia Meloni, the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi, the President of Italy’s Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Massimiliano Fedriga, and the Mayor of Trieste, Roberto Dipiazza, will also greet the attendees.
The conference will take place as follows:
- Panel I – The objectives of the Italy-Western Balkans Partnership
- Panel II – Tools and opportunities for the Country Economic System
- Panel III – The Role of the Italian production system
- Panel IV – International instruments to support economic growth
During the event, mayors Rodolfo Ziberna and Samo Turel will present the project “Go! 2025 Nova Gorica and Gorizia – European Capital of Culture 2025”, a historic achievement for cross-border cultural cooperation between the two cities and a great opportunity for the entire territory.
After closing the Conference, at the end of the event, Minister Antonio Tajani will hold a press conference in the Press Room of the Trieste Convention Center (TCC).