2014 (EN)

The President of the Council of Ministers, Matteo Renzi, is in Tunisia. The decision to embark on his first trip abroad - from when he took office at Palazzo Chigi in recent days - just in this country, is dictated by the intention of the Italian government to focus on foreign policy in the Mediterranean.

"I am very happy with this decision - said the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso - because Italy is the only country, the natural bridge of Europe in Our Sea, to be able to" think European "and" Breathe Mediterranean". For 25 years, we are engaged with the Foundation to refocus its center of gravity in international politics and the Italian Mediterranean and trust in the action of the President and the Minister Renzi Mogherini so that you throw to concrete actions and significant , much needed in the next semester of Italian Presidency EU".

The President Renzi had meetings at the Presidential Palace with the Interim President of the Republic of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, and at the Government House with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia, Mehdi Jomaa. Subsequently, a meeting was held with female members of the Tunisian civil society at the Café des Nattes in the village of Sidi Bou Said which is below the meeting at the National Assembly by the President of the National Constituent Assembly, Mustapha Ben Jaafar , who in recent days has received from the President Capasso "Mediterranean Award for Institutions 2014".
In conclusion, the meeting at the residence of the Ambassador of Italy to Tunis Raimondo de Cardona, with a representation of Italian entrepreneurs operating in Tunisia and President of Confindustria Tunisian Whaida Boucha Maoui.