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Secretary General, Ambassador Sequi, attends the Plenary Meeting of the Experts for Security – Joint Statement

The General Assembly of the Experts for Security Abroad – the network of 52 members including Chiefs of the State Police and Officers of the Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza present in Italian Embassies and accredited in 79 Countries around the world – ends today in Rome at the Interagency Law Enforcement Academy of Advanced Studies.

The role of the Experts has become increasingly important for bilateral and multilateral police cooperation in the fight against international crime and the capture of fugitives. Their activity is also essential to identify the disruptions to public order and security that may directly or indirectly affect Italy, given the progressive globalization of criminal threats.

The importance of the meeting, organized in presence following the break caused by the pandemic, was demonstrated by the participation of the special guests who took the floor: the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ambassador Ettore Francesco Sequi; the Chief of Police, Director General of Public Security, Lamberto Giannini; the Commander General of the Carabinieri, Teo Luzi; and the Second-in-Command of the Guardia di Finanza, Giuseppe Vicanolo.

“The network of Experts for Security is a valuable resource for our Country. The activities they carry out abroad are fundamental to identifying and addressing the threats posed by transnational criminal phenomena, also in hybrid forms and characterized by the malicious use of new technologies. The positive impacts on the security of our compatriots at home and abroad are obvious”, said Ambassador Sequi.

“In the operational and cultural background of Italian law enforcement, knowledge of the tools of international police cooperation is of crucial importance to fight against organized crime, terrorism, cybercrime, and the exploitation of migration phenomena. But first and foremost, and for prevention purposes, our Experts Abroad act as useful antennas to detect potential security threats –also related to the post-COVID-19 era and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict – which can spread in a world with no more borders”, said Prefect Giannini.