The President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck will attend the closing session, open to the press, of the second edition of the Italian-German High Level Dialogue on Wednesday, 13 April at Turin’s Teatro Regio, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The conference, organised at the initiative of the Presidency of the Italian Republic and of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Germany, under the patronage of the two Countries’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs and in cooperation, for Italy, with the ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies), will open at 2:00 p.m. The day’s agenda envisages three sessions behind closed doors, which will be attended for Italy, among others, by Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Giancarlo Aragona, the President of ISPI.
The participants on the German side include: Michael Roth, the Minister of State for Europe; Norbert Röttgen, the Chairman of the Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Susanne Wasum-Reiner, the German Ambassador in Italy.
The working sessions will be followed by a session open to the press from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Mayor of Turin, Piero Fassino, will address a greeting to the two Presidents and will pass the floor to the rapporteurs of the sessions behind closed doors, who will report on the session’s conclusions before the speeches by the two Presidents.
L’Italian-German High Level Dialogue – sponsored by Allianz, Deutsche Bank and Unicredit – aims at strengthening relations between Italy and Germany, which are based on shared historical and cultural traditions, complementary economic systems and a common belonging to the European Union. The initiative is also intended to favour a dialogue on topics of bilateral interest between particularly representative figures from both Countries, involving also private players, with the contribution of the media and of the world of culture.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the visit to Turin of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, on 13 April 2016, are requested to apply for accreditation and request the issue of the relative badge to the Prefettura, Piazza Castello 205.
The applications must be written on the headed paper of the media organisation for which they work and signed by its Editor-in Chief. Applications must attach 2 photos indicating the reporter’s name, date of birth, the number of their official or organisation’s ID card and their telephone number and be sent by e-mail to email@example.com or by fax to +39 011/5589460. When withdrawing the badge, it is necessary to submit one picture if the application was sent via e-mail and two pictures if the application was sent by fax.
Accreditations can be picked up from the Prefect’s Secretary’s office (Tel +39 011/5589458), Piazza Castello 205, Turin: on Monday, 11 April, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.; on Tuesday, 12 April, from 09:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.; on Wednesday, 13 April, from 09:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.