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NOTA DI SERVIZIO PER I REDATTORI CAPO: Modifica ingresso stampa per Iniziativa Italia – Africa (Farnesina, 20 febbraio 2014)

The ministerial session of the Italy-Africa Initiative – Agriculture will take place at the Farnesina at 15.30 on Thursday 20 February 2014. Participants include the Heads of Delegation of the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa visiting Rome for the meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Governing Council

The session will open with addresses by Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin and the Under-Secretary for Agriculture Policies, Maurizio Martina. The closing address will be given by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Lapo Pistelli.

Minister Bonino introduced the Italy-Africa Initiative to the media and to the countries concerned on 30 December 2013. The initiative focuses the spotlight once again on Africa by promoting sustainable and inclusive growth through partnership. Possible areas for collaboration in the agriculture sector will be illustrated and discussed at next Thursday’s session with the Agricultural ministers of more than 30 Sub-Saharan African countries.

Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

– complete the interactive form available at

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

Required documentation:

– a letter from your media organisation

– for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by fax to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (tel. 06/3691.3432 – fax 06/3691.2122) or by email to

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should use the main entrance to the Ministry (“Sala Ospiti”) and not the rear entrance as previously announced, which will be open from 14.45 onwards.

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