Today the Farnesina hosts the 10th MAECI - Bank of Italy Conference.
The Conference will open with remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Angelino Alfano, and by the Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco.
“The partnership between the MAECI and the Bank of Italy is a strategic asset in support of our Country’s international action,” said Minister Alfano.
He added: “2017 is a special year for Italy: it holds the Presidency of the G7, sits on the Security Council, is getting ready to celebrate the anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and wants to play a leading role in responding to today’s major challenges.”
Mr Alfano went on: “Therefore it is essential to have close teamwork between our Institutions: to boost trade and improve the governance of global finance, defend European multilateralism and integration, bolster our production system and outline a clear and comprehensive vision of Italy’s interests in the world.”
The annual MAECI - Bank of Italy Conference began in 2008 and became consolidated over the years as a top-level forum of debate on political and economic and financial policies of national strategic interest and represents an essential moment in the structured cooperation between the two Institutions.
The opening remarks by Minister Alfano and Governor Visco will be followed by addresses by the president of the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Giampiero Massolo, and the vice president of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Fabrizio Saccomanni.