The Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, attended the Expo Blue Sea Land, open in Mazara del Vallo from 6 to 9 October. Blue Sea Land 2016 – this year at its fifth edition – is the international Expo of the agro-food districts of the Mediterranean, Africa and the Middle East. The Expo offers workshops, B2B meetings (1,500 in this edition alone), technology and science labs, seminars and conferences. The event – which is promoted by the Distretto della Pesca e Crescita Blu di Mazara del Vallo (Fishing and Blue Growth District of Mazara del Vallo) – is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies and the Ministry of Economic Development. The Expo was attended by 300 companies and 30 foreign delegations, and especially by 7 ministers and 30 ambassadors of Countries of the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean.
In this context, in closing the event “The Scene in the Mediterranean and Middle East: what is in the air”, Undersecretary Amendola said: “Following the geopolitical revolution of 2011, our Country’s reach will inevitably be projected through the future of a Europe that, in order to develop, has to cooperate with other continents, beginning primarily with Africa”. Today, Mr Amendola took part in the plenary session of the Observatory on Fishing in the Mediterranean. He said: “The presence of such a large number of representatives from the Countries of the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean to discuss issues relative to the sea broadens the opportunities of dialogue between peoples, also thanks to the Observatory”.
Giovanni Tumbiolo, the president of the Fishing District of Mazara del Vallo, expressed his sincerest thanks to the Foreign Ministry both for sponsoring the Expo and for the support provided by the Italian diplomatic network in favouring and facilitating the attendance of foreign delegations at the event.