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Marcello Piazza was a brotherly, dear friend. We remembered him today in the premises of the Peace Museum - MAMT one month after his death on 6 September.
Our long acquaintance on the most disparate topics - from art to politics, from health to current affairs - began in the early 1990s when fate would have it that his studio and my home in Naples were in the same building, one above the other.
There are so many memories, such as that of May 2004 when we awarded him with our Foundation the "Mediterranean Award for Science"; the many dinners with his dear wife; his enormous sorrow at being unable to help my wife Rita, who was very dear to him; and the stories...
He loved telling and retelling, Marcello.
He smiled when I reminded him of the conversation between my father Raffaele and Carlo D'Amato, the mayor of Naples at the time. It was 1985 and before being received by Mayor D'Amato, Marcello stopped to talk to those present and to journalists. The cases of Hepatitis B that year had grown out of all proportion, with a trial of mussels and anchovies which, it had been discovered, contained a deadly worm: anisakis. The newspapers were full of it and the scaremongers were not fazed. "It's all nonsense, - Marcello began, and his simple, down-to-earth talk struck a chord with everyone - the reasons for the proliferation of the disease are other. The dirt, the filth? But did you know that nature created skin and hair grease to protect us?  It is scientifically proven that the use of certain soaps alters the pH of the skin, which is therefore more defenceless against pathogenic attacks. In short, if you wash yourself and throw yourself into a polluted sea, you are more likely to get skin fungus...".

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A ceremony was held at the Farnesina to designate Moez Eddine Sinaoui, Ambassador of Tunisia to Italy, as 'Ambassador of the United States of the World'.
The award was presented by Senator Stefania Craxi, President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Senate of the Italian Republic, and Prof. Michele Capasso, Secretary General of the United States of the World.
Present at the ceremony were:

  • Inigo Lambertini, Ambassador - Head of the Diplomatic Ceremonial of the Republic;
  • Manuela Ruosi, Head of Office I of the Diplomatic Ceremonial of the Republic;
  • Abdelkrim Touahria, Algerian Ambassador to Italy;
  • Enas Mekkaury, Head of the Mission of the League of Arab States in Italy;
  • Alfredo Conte, Minister Plenipotentiary - Central Director for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Countries;
  • Raimondo De Cardona, former Italian Ambassador to Tunisia;
  • Fabrizio Saggio, Italian Ambassador to Tunisia;
  • Leila El Houssi, Professor of African History - University "La Sapienza";
  • Gualsiero Zamperini, Consul of Tunisia in Florence.

Secretary General Capasso emphasised Ambassador Sinaoui's role in supporting the aims and actions of the "United States of the World", especially at this difficult time in human history.

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The award ceremony of the "Mediterranean-Sum Diplomacy Award" to Ambassador Moez Sinaoui was held at the Farnesina.
The award was presented by Senator Stefania Craxi, President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Senate of the Italian Republic, and Prof. Michele Capasso, Secretary General of the United States of the World and President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
Present at the ceremony were:

  • Inigo Lambertini, Ambassador - Head of the Diplomatic Ceremonial of the Republic;
  • Manuela Ruosi, Head of Office I of the Diplomatic Ceremonial of the Republic;
  • Abdelkrim Touahria, Algerian Ambassador to Italy;
  • Enas Mekkaury, Head of the Mission of the League of Arab States in Italy;
  • Alfredo Conte, Minister Plenipotentiary - Central Director for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Countries;
  • Raimondo De Cardona, former Italian Ambassador to Tunisia;
  • Fabrizio Saggio, Italian Ambassador to Tunisia;
  • Leila El Houssi, Professor of African History - University "La Sapienza";
  • Gualsiero Zamperini, Consul of Tunisia in Florence.

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SANDRO GAMBINO has left this earth.
Friend, enlightened politician, avant-garde entrepreneur with a great Love: his TORRE DEL GRECO.
Founder in 2000 with Shimon Peres and other Heads of State of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD, he was a convinced supporter until the end.
The positive energy of His enthusiasm will accompany us in supporting future challenges for Torre del Greco, for the Greater Mediterranean, for the United States of the World.

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