2015 (EN)

The Saudi prince Turki al Faisal al Saud, former chief of Riad intelligence and president of King Faisal Center Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) – one of the most important world personalities come to Naples and paid homage to the ‘Totem of Peace’ with the urn of “Unknown Migrant” made by the sculptor Mario Molinari and in which are collected the remains of migrants coming Lampedusa. The artwork - installed in the square of “Coast Guard”, in front of the Maritime Station of the Port of Naples – has been gifted by Fondazione Mediterraneo to the “Port Captaincy – Coast Guard” in occasion of the 150 anniversary of their establishment, as a homage to all the men and women of Coast Guard daily involved in the rescue of lives in the sea.
Joined to the ceremony the ambassador of Arabia Saudita in Italy Rayed Khalid A. Krimly, the Ambassador of Tunisia in Italy Naceur Mestiri, Michele Capasso, President of Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Chief Admiral Felicio Angrisano, the General Captain of Port Captaincy – Coast Guard the Admiral Antonio Basile, the Commissioner of Port Authority of Naples and men and women of Coast Guard.
In this occasion the president Capasso highlighted the importance of Totem of Peace, so important in this particular historical moment and along with Admiral Felicio Angrisano, the Ambassador of Tunisia and the Prince Turki al Faisal al Saud placed on the urn olive branches and sagebrush coming from Tunisian shores from which the migrants start their travels.
The Prince Turki al Faisal al Saud put in the urn a message of solidarity to migrants.