The Ambassador of Italy to China, Massimo Ambrosetti, went on a mission to Chongqing, in Southwest China.
“This year”, said the Ambassador, “is the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Consulate General here in Chongqing. It is an important milestone. Indeed, Italy has always been aware of the importance of Chongqing and Southwest China, as well as its role as a lever for national economic development”.
During the visit, Ambassador Ambrosetti spoke at the closing ceremony of the exhibition “Il Trittico del Centenario: Leonardo 1919, Raffaello 1920, Dante 1921 e l’ingegno italiano alle origini del Made in Italy” (The Centenary Triptych. Leonardo 1919 Raffaello 1920 Dante 1921 and the Italian Ingenuity at the Origins of Made in Italy), set up at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, attended by the main representatives of the cultural community of the megalopolis. Before coming to Chongqing, the exhibition had previously been hosted in Beijing during the summer.
Ambassador Ambrosetti also visited some places of historical and cultural interest, including the archaeological site of Dazu, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999, and met the Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Chongqing, Li Mingqing, and the Rector of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Pang Maokun.