The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Benedetto Della Vedova, is on an institutional mission today and tomorrow, to Madrid. He will have a series of discussions with his Spanish counterparts, as well as meeting representatives of the Italian community on the Iberian peninsula. The questions Deputy Minister Della Vedova will be discussing with the Spanish Government, will include the new European Pact on immigration and asylum, and the prospects of a Conference on the future of Europe.
The mission will begin with a visit to the Italian School, where he will meet student representatives, before moving on to the “Dante 700” photographic exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute.
On Friday morning, D.M. Della Vedova will begin with discussions with Angeles Moreno Bau, the Secretary of State for international cooperation at the AECID. This will be followed by a visit to Cristina Gallach Figueras, Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, before closing the morning with a meeting with Juan Gonzalez Barba, Spanish Secretary of State for European Affairs. At 13:30, before returning to Italy, D.M. Della Vedova will brief the Italian press in Madrid, to bring them up to date on the mission.