An Inter-Parliamentary Union Delegation of the Italy-Germany Bilateral Friendship Section visited Berlin. The visit, ending today, 8 September, was the first of the newly-appointed Section following the elections of September 2022.
“The diplomacy and the Inter-Parliamentary dialogue significantly contribute to the partnership between Italy and Germany, – stated Ambassador Armando Varricchio – as it acts as an essential element in our foreign policies and a source of new synergy. The visit of the Italy-Germany Bilateral Friendship Section Delegation provides an opportunity to restate the soundness of our bilateral relations and discuss relevant issues of common interest”.
The Delegation, led by Giangiacomo Calovini, President of the Friendship Section, was composed by Beatriz Colombo, Alessandra Maiorino, Simona Flavia Malpezzi, Federica Onori, Roberto Pella and Dieter Steger.
During the visit in Berlin, the Delegation met Michael Grosse-Brömer, Chairman of the Economic Committee and Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, Chairwoman of the Defence Committee, at the Bundestag. Meetings with Anna Lührmann, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, the representatives of the Permanent Advisory Council (Ständiger Beirat) and Axel Schäfer, Chairman of the German-Italian Parliamentary Friendship Group, have followed.
The visit ended with a tour of the EUREF-Campus in Berlin, the research and innovation hub with over 150 businesses, institutions and startups involved in the sectors of energy, mobility and sustainability.