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UPDATE on press accreditation notice – “Africa Day 2019” (Farnesina, Sala Aldo Moro, 23 May 2019)

On Thursday, 23 May 2019, at 3 p.m., the Farnesina will host “Africa Day 2019”, an event to celebrate the establishment of the African Union and to strengthen relations with African Countries.

The event will be introduced by the Director General for Globalisation and Global Issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Luca Sabbatucci, who will read a message of greetings from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella. Then, speeches will be delivered by Madiara Sagnon née Tou, Minister Delegate in charge of Decentralization and Social Cohesion of Burkina Faso, Cecilia Obono Ndong, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, representing the African Diplomatic Corps, and Hisham Mohamed Moustafa Badr, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, representing the rotating Presidency of the African Union.​

The event will close with remarks by Gigi Pezzoli, curator of the Exhibition by CMS Cultura at the Civic Museum of Bologna titled «Ex Africa – Stories and Identities of a Universal Art», one of the most important exhibitions of African art ever displayed in our Country.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in covering the event are requested to apply for accreditation in one of the following two ways:

•  ONLINE, at the link, attaching thereto the requested documentation in digital format (letter of his/her media organization containing his/her personal data and, for members of the foreign press, also a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country).

•  VIA E-MAIL to:, (Tel: +39 06/3691.3432 – 06/3691.8573), attaching thereto the aforesaid documentation.

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews may enter the Ministry from the main entrance – left-hand side – from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

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