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21 May 2012
Afghanistan – NATO Summit: security handover to Afghans within 2013

NATO plans to handover security to the Afghan forces by the end of 2013 and to retain a supporting role, ready to intervene, until the end of 2014, according to the Chicago Summit’s final declaration. From a combat to a support role “In the course of 2013 we expect the Afghan security forces to gain […]

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18 May 2012
NATO Summit in Chicago – the future Alliance, in light too of the “exit strategy” from Kabul

The 25th NATO summit, which will be taking place in Chicago on 20 and 21 May 2012, will be “the biggest in the Alliance’s history”, commented NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The Secretary General underscored that during the maxi-summit, which around 60 countries and organisations will be attending, a further 20-30 multi-national projects will […]

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18 May 2012
NATO: Afghanistan – the stages of the withdrawal. Italy’s contribution

A gradual but flexible withdrawal from Afghanistan to meet the agreed deadline of 2014, after which no more fighting troops should remain. The first stage of the exit strategy took place in July 2011, with the first go-ahead for the withdrawal. This was the outline plan sought by the United States, the senior partner in […]

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Press Releases
17 May 2012
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Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi spoke on the telephone today, 17 may 2012, with the new French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius. Minister Terzi congratulated his colleague on his appointment and said that he looked forward to working fruitfully together during this difficult period for the international economy. The two Foreign Ministers agreed to meet in the […]

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19 April 2012
Afghanistan – Terzi: Italy’s contribution post-2014 will be substantial

Italy’s contribution to the fund to support Afghanistan’s security forces at the end of the transition in late 2014 will be “substantial and in line with the size and quality of its presence in Afghanistan over the last decade”. The assurance was given by Minister Giulio Terzi, speaking in Brussels during the meeting of NATO […]

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18 April 2012
NATO: Terzi a ministeriale in vista vertice Chicago (in translation)

Il Ministro Giulio Terzi partecipa alla riunione dei ministri degli Esteri e della Difesa della Nato che si svolge a Bruxelles il 18 e 19 aprile in preparazione del vertice dell’Alleanza che si terrà a Chicago a maggio, il cui tema dominante sarà la fase di transizione in Afghanistan. L’Italia – ha detto il portavoce […]

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Press Releases
21 March 2012
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“Racial discrimination is the negation of the very idea of civilisation. Italy is engaged on all fronts against all forms of racism, xenophobia and intolerance”. These were the words of Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi on the International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, celebrated today, 21 March, in memory of the Sharpeville massacre. “Italy […]

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