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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – RECALL – Italy-Africa Conference: What strategic role for the diaspora (15 May 2015 – Sala Conferenze Internazionali)

The Farnesina will host the conference “Italy-Africa Conference: What strategic role for the diaspora” at 9:30 on Friday 15 May. The conference has been organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Centre for International Policy Studies.

Speakers will include MAECI Deputy Minister Lapo Pistelli, Head of the Security Division of the African Union Commission Gebre Egziabher Mebrahtu Meles, and European Parliament Member the Hon. Cécile Kyenge.

The seminar will consist of a general session and several thematic panels, and its aim is to discuss the opportunities and scenarios surrounding the diaspora’s leading role in exchanged between Sub-Saharan Africa and our country.

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, on your media organisation’s letterhead, to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service (tel. 06/3691.3432-8573-8210).

Accredited members of the press will be admitted at the main entrance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – left side – at 9:00.


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