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Press Releases
14 March 2012
Minister Terzi meets in Rome with UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi

Minister for Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi met today at the foreign ministry in Rome with Filippo Grandi, Commissioner General of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). Terzi’s discussions with Grandi – the most highly placed Italian official in the UN system – focused on Middle East dynamics and their importance in […]

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1 March 2012
HUMAN RIGHTS: UN condemns Syria, Terzi on Italy’s “solidarity with the Syrian people”

The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned the brutal repression in Syria. In a resolution approved in Geneva, and supported by Italy, the Council condemned Syrian authorities’ human rights violations and urged access by relief organisations to the civilian populations affected. The resolution, vetoed by Russia, China and Cuba, was promoted by Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait […]

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Interviews
7 February 2012
Dassù:”Indispensabile allargare l’Occidente” (La Stampa)

Caro direttore, l’Occidente è inevitabilmente in declino? A questo ormai annoso dibattito, acutizzato dalla crisi finanziaria, Zbigniew Brzezinski ha risposto di no, ieri sulla «Stampa». Ma l’anti-declino ha bisogno di due condizioni, per riuscire: la prima è domestica, l’America deve riscoprire le ragioni della propria «primazia» (l’innovazione, l’educazione, il dinamismo sociale); la seconda appartiene alla […]

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2 February 2012
AFGHANISTAN: NATO changes role as of end 2013 – Italian partnership model: training and development assistance

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced from Brussels that as of late 2013 Nato’s ISAF force would be concentrating its activities on training and assistance for Afghan forces, while Italy, an essential part of the international coalition in Afghanistan, renewed its already operational commitment to formation, training and mentoring as well as development. Afghan […]

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2 February 2012
AFGHANISTAN: NATO, da fine 2013 cambia ruolo – Modello Italia di partenariato: formazione e aiuto a sviluppo

Il Segretario Generale della Nato Anders Fogh Rasmussen, annuncia a Bruxelles che dalla fine del 2013 il ruolo delle forze Isaf si concentrerà in attività di addestramento e assistenza delle forze afghane, mentre l’Italia, parte essenziale della coalizione internazionale in Afghanistan, rinnova il suo impegno, peraltro già operativo, per la formazione, l’addestramento e il mentoring, […]

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1 February 2012
Afghanistan. Terzi-ISAF Commander: Agreements with Karzai hugely significant

The importance of the positive outcomes achieved and agreements signed by the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, during his visit to Italy and other European capitals was reiterated in today’s face-to-face between Minister Giulio Terzi and General John R. Allen. General Allen is the commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan The meeting […]

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18 January 2012
Libya – Italy’s focus is on training police forces, says Terzi

Italy considers it essential to concentrate on the training of police forces in Libya, in compliance with international conventions. This was Minister Giulio Terzi’s assertion during a report he made with defence minister Di Paola on Italy’s participation in international missions before the joint parliamentary foreign and defence committees. After the successful NATO operation in […]

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Press Releases
17 January 2012
Minister Terzi meets with new FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva

Minister for Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi received new FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva at the foreign ministry in Rome today.The meeting offered an opportunity to review concerns such as food security and price increases. The minister underscored Italy’s “preferred relationship” with the nucleus of United Nations agencies headquartered in Rome, FAO in particular, […]

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Press Releases
3 January 2012
Ministers Terzi and Di Paola pleased with appointment of Division General Paolo Serra as Commander of the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon

Minister for Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi and Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola together expressed their full satisfaction with the decision by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to appoint Division General Paolo Serra Commander of the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon, where Italy maintains a contingent of more than 1,000 troops. The appointment of such a highly […]

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