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22 December 2017
Junior diplomats’ swearing-in ceremony

Thirty-three young diplomats pledged their loyalty to the Republic of Italy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, under the hand of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Angelino Alfano. “You start a mission today: the greatest values of our Republic, our Italian identity and our European identity are expressed in the oath you […]

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21 December 2017
International conference on inter-religious dialogue at the Farnesina

The 800th anniversary of the presence of the Franciscans in the Holy Land has provided the cue for a reflection on the role that inter-religious dialogue plays in creating a peaceful, inclusive society. Today, an international conference is being held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on “Inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue in promoting […]

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21 December 2017
Conferenza annuale degli Istituti Italiani di Cultura

“Il patrimonio artistico e la tradizione culturale dell’Italia hanno pochi eguali al mondo. Ma anche l’innovazione e la creatività sono tratti distintivi dell’essere italiani: su queste basi dobbiamo continuare a lavorare”. Così il ministro degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Angelino Alfano, ai direttori degli 83 Istituti Italiani di cultura nel mondo, riuniti da […]

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21 December 2017
Annual Conference of the Italian Cultural Institutes

“Italy’s artistic heritage and cultural tradition are almost unmatched in the world. But also innovation and creativity are distinctive traits of being Italian: these are the grounds on which we must continue working,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation when addressing the directors of the 83 Italian Cultural Institutes in the world, […]

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18 December 2017
The Turandot and Marco Polo programmes

The number of Chinese students taking part in the Marco Polo and Turandot programmes has doubled since 2009, increasing from 1,099 to 2,178, as was illustrated at the Conference held at the Farnesina on 15 December. The two government programmes were established to boost scientific cooperation between Italy and Asia, and increase the number of Chinese […]

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12 December 2017
Italy and the Latin American Continent meet at the Farnesina

On 13 December the Farnesina will host the 8th Italy-Latin American and Carribean Conference, which is part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the Italy-Latin  America Institute (IILA). It represents the most important forum in which to meet and engage in furthering dialogue between Italy and the Latin American Continent. About 200 […]

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4 December 2017
Italy and Saudi Arabia meet to discuss economics

  Italy and Saudi Arabia meet to discuss economics: the Business Forum and the Rome-Riyadh Joint Economic Committee met today at the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, and of the Undersecretary of State, Vincenzo Amendola. The Business Forum, which opened with remarks by Minister Alfano, aims to present […]

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30 November 2017
The 3rd edition of Rome Med – Mediterranean dialogues kicks off A three-day meeting to build a positive agenda

The 3rd edition of Rome Med, the 3-day event for a positive agenda kicks off today   Stabilising crises and working to build a positive agenda for the Mediterranean is at the heart of Rome Med-Mediterranean Dialogues which, for three days (30 November-2 December), will witness 45 heads of State, ministers and leaders of international […]

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28 November 2017
IDLO. The Assembly of the Parties 2017 hosted at the Farnesina

Concomitantly to the Assembly of the Parties 2017 of IDLO (International Development Law Organization), the Farnesina hosted the IDLO Partnership Forum “Sustaining peace, sustainable development: the contribution of the rule of law”. The Forum aimed to analyse the ways in which the rule of law and access to justice can favour sustainable development and contribute […]

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27 November 2017
Risk Prevention Week in overseas visa offices

The first Risk Prevention Week in overseas visa offices, organised by the Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Immigration Policies (DGIT) and the Inspectorate, will take place from 26 November to 2 December 2017. It is the first structured initiative of this type in the sector in Europe. The Week focuses on preventing the risk […]

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