“I swear to be loyal to the Republic, to faithfully respect the Constitution and the laws of the State, and to fulfil the duties of my Office in the interest of the Administration and for the public good”: these were the words uttered today at Villa Madama by the 32 young diplomats attending the course named after Carlo de Ferrariis Salzano who finished their professional training and took their oath of office before the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi.
Minister Moavero exhorted the junior officials to always keep high their sense of State, working in the interest and at the service of the citizens.
Having successfully ended their probation period, the 32 young diplomats are now ready to take full charge of their assignments in the offices of the Foreign Ministry and in Italy’s diplomatic and consular missions abroad. Two of them will be headed to Afghanistan and the Philippines in the next few weeks.
The course composition is in line with that of previous years: women represent 25% of the trainees and the average age at the beginning of the course was of 28 years, with a range from 24 (including the course leader) to 34 years of age.