Minister Franco Frattini will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Iraq on Friday 11 June at 12 o’clock noon at the foreign ministry in Rome. This sports-related agreement will make it possible for the Development Cooperation and ENI to finance the building of multifunctional sports facilities in Iraq’s main cities and training courses in Italy for Iraqi coaches, managers and sports doctors.
Signatories of the agreement, in addition to Minister Frattini, will include Vice President of the International Olympic Committee Pescante, President of CONI Petrucci, Chief Executive Officer of ENI Scaroni, a spokesperson for the Iraqi government, head of the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office for Sport and Member of the Iraqi Lower House Alì Al Dabbagh and Iraqi Olympic Committee Delegate Sameer Sadeq.
Spokesperson Al Dabbagh amd Delegate Sadeq will be accompanied by the presidents of the main Iraqi soccer teams—“Al Zaware” and “Al Khark”—and by President of Gulf Sands Petroleum (ENI’s Iraqi partner) Madhi Sajjad.
Journalists and camera operators interested in covering the event are asked to apply for accreditation no later than 10.00 on 11 June using the online system available in the “Journalists Area” of our website www.esteri.it to which all required documentation can be attached in digital format.
If in exceptional cases it is not possible to complete the online accreditation procedure, applications in writing on company letterhead and signed by the director of the organisation concerned—indicating name, surname, date and place of birth, number of a valid ID document and qualification—should be sent by fax to the Press Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (tel. 063691.3432 fax 06.3691.2122).
Accredited members of the press will be admitted at the rear entrance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Via Macchia della Farnesina entrance beginning at 11.30 on 11 June.