Euro-Med forum Thursday in Otranto castle

Ambassadors, lower house deputy speaker and regional govt

12 September, 18:08

    (ANSAmed) - OTRANTO (LECCE), SEPTEMBER 12 - A workshop will be held at 9 AM on Thursday in the Aragonese castle of Otranto entitled 'Reinventing the Mediterranean: dialogue, challenges, and opportunities'. The workshop is part of the 10th edition of the Journalists of the Mediterranean Festival. Organizers say that participants include the ambassador of Morocco, Hassan Abouyoub, of Tunisia, Moez Eddine Sinaoui, and of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Gabriele Checchia, as well as Puglia regional councillor for studies and training Sebastiano Leo.

    Concluding remarks will be made by Ambassador Enrico Granara, coordinator for multi-lateral affairs of the Euro-Mediterranean area of the foreign ministry, and Fabio Rampelli, deputy speaker of the Italian lower house of parliament. Opening remarks will instead be made by Otranto mayor Pierpaolo Cariddi and Massimo Salomone, secretary general of the Consular Corps of Puglia, Basilicata and Molise. Introductions will be made by Giuseppe Scognamiglio, editor-in-chief of the geopolitics journal "Eastwest".

    Moderating will be ANSA deputy editor Stefano Polli and Paolo Di Giannantonio from TG1.

    ''The Euro-Mediterranean forum aims to foster dialogue between countries in the Mediterranean basin,'' said Tommaso Forte, head of institutional relations for the workshop, ''to build an integrated system of cooperation and to foster intercultural dialogue, peace, and social and political coexistence.'' The forum will include the presence of 25 authoritative experts from the economic, diplomatic, and academic worlds, serving as an institutional workshop for the exchange of ideas and proposals through reflecting on new models of territorial, national and international governance.'' The delegations will be welcomed on Wednesday evening by Mayor Cariddi.

    Following a visit to the underground areas of the Aragonese castle and Torre Matta, the ambassadors will go to Berber tents set up in the historic center of Otranto, in Largo Porta Alfonsina.

    The tents were a gift to the Puglia region from the ambassador of Morocco. (ANSAmed).

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