2019 (EN)

"Today was really a ‘special’ birthday for me!
MANY COINCIDENCES: the 30th anniversary of the birth of the FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO and the Kuwait ALBABTAIN FOUNDATION; the anniversary of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in War Zones, signed just 65 years ago, the same day I was born.
An opportunity to remember him in The Hague, in the International Court of Justice, with many friends who have accompanied me in 30 years of commitment to dialogue and peace: from the PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALTA GEORGE VELLA to the former PREDIDENT OF THE BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA HARIS SILAJDZIZ; from the PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF TURKEY ABDULLAH GUL to AMR MUSA, historical SECRETARY OF THE LEAGUE OF THE ARAB STATES; from PRINCIPE SAUDITA TURKI TO FAISAL ALSAUD to president ABDULAZIZ SAUD ALBABTAIN; from the President of the National Assembly of Kuwait MARZOUQ AL-GHANIM to the president of the reform and reconstruction of Iran AMMAR AL-HAKIM; from the president of the Central African Republic FAUSTIN-ARCHANGE TOUADERA to the European parliamentarian TOKIA SAIFI and off to a long list of personalities present in L’Aja.
I wish to thank the PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ABDULQAWI AHMED YUSUF for his fine words and consideration.
A day to remember! "
Michele Capasso