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Press Releases
22 December 2021
Foreign Ministry Note – Minister Di Maio meets the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somalia, Abdisaid Muse Ali

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, yesterday held talks with the Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdisaid Muse Ali. In congratulating him on his new appointment, Minister Di Maio emphasised the deep and historical roots of the bilateral relationship, expressing the desire to further strengthen cooperation in […]

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Press Releases
15 December 2021
The Farnesina Announces: Italy is supplying medical equipment to Libya to aid in fighting COVID-19

A humanitarian shipment of more than 10 tons of medical equipment (ventilators, surgical masks and protective garments) reached the port of Tripoli on December 14 to assist that country in its battle against COVID-19. The material was made available by the support structure to the extraordinary Commissioner for the COVID-19 emergency, Gen. Francesco Paolo Figliuolo […]

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Diplomatic Network
15 December 2021
Angola: anti-Covid-19 vaccines arrive from Italy

1,814,400 doses of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, donated by Italy to Angola as part of the COVAX initiative, in collaboration with UNICEF, have arrived at Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, Luanda. The vaccine handover ceremony (the first donation in Angola) took place yesterday and was attended on behalf of Italy by Gabriele Magnini, […]

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Diplomatic Network
13 December 2021
Italian fashion at the Swahili Fashion Week

In the framework of the Embassy of Italy promotional activity in Tanzania, three Italian designers participated to the Swahili Fashion Week, held in Dar es Salaam from 3 to 5 of December, 2021. It is the most important fashion event in Africa after Johannesburg fashion week. More than 90 designers worldwide joined the event. On […]

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Diplomatic Network
9 December 2021
Pretoria, long-distance dialogue on video art

The Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria and the Luigi Di Sarro Centre organised a webinar, a long-distance dialogue between Italy and South Africa with the protagonists of the Video Art Awards (VAA), which encourages and promotes the production of works using the moving image. It was the third edition of the Award, conceived and promoted […]

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Press Releases
7 December 2021
Sahel; Sereni, we need to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism in the region

“In order to enhance the effectiveness of the counter-terrorism efforts of the international community and the countries in the region we need to invest more and more significantly in the prevention of violent extremism, working with the local communities, with the aim of ensuring basic services, training and development opportunities, and building credible institutions by […]

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Diplomatic Network
6 December 2021
Dakar, Ambassador De Vito visits the frigate Antonio Marceglia

The Italian Ambassador to Senegal, Giovanni Umberto De Vito, visited the Italian Navy’s frigate “Antonio Marceglia”, which made a stopover in Dakar on its return from a campaign of operations conducted in the Gulf of Guinea. In Dakar, the frigate Marceglia conducted an exercise with the Senegalese Navy before continuing its navigation. In greeting the […]

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Diplomatic Network
2 December 2021
Bamako: inauguration of the new Italy-Mali Business Association

On 30 November two events took place in Bamako that will have considerable potential for Italy-Mali relations, which were already strengthened by the visits of Minister Di Maio in May 2020 and Minister Guerini in June, and by the opening of the Italian Embassy in Mali on 3 August. The Ambassador, Stefano A. Dejak, together […]

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Press Releases
1 December 2021
Support for Italian citizens following the suspension of air traffic from a number of African countries

Air traffic from South African countries has been suspended to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant.  This Foreign Ministry acted immediately, via the Unità di Crisi [the Crisis Unit] to assist our compatriots abroad. More than 200 Italians have been able to book scheduled flights where these are still available, and are currently returning to Italy. Some […]

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Press Releases
1 December 2021
FOREIGN MINISTRY NOTE – Migration cooperation: the MAECI’s commitment to the Sahel is strengthened

Two new initiatives financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Migration Fund will strengthen migration cooperation with countries in the Sahelian region, which are at the crossroads of flows towards Europe. In Mali, following the signing on 6 May of the Joint Declaration on Migration Cooperation between Minister Di Maio and Minister of Malians Abroad […]

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Diplomatic Network
1 December 2021
Niamey: the first edition of “Master Chef Niger”

On the occasion of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the Embassy of Italy in Niamey, in collaboration with the professional training school (AACCES), inaugurated the first edition of “Master Chef Niger” by Marco Ferrari. After receiving specific training on Italian gastronomy from Chef Ferrari, the students assembled before a technical and tasting […]

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Diplomatic Network
29 November 2021
Week of Italian Cuisine: more than fifty events in Tanzania

For the 2021 Week of Italian Cuisine in the world, there were more than fifty events in Tanzania that fearured the Michelin starred chef Valentino Palmisano and the food influencer Silvia Lazzerini. These two guests of honour provided their contribution to gala dinners, cooking lessons, and other promotional events of Italian cuisine that took place […]

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