An acknowledgement to his action in favour of the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue between cultures.
Gianni Letta
, Under-Secretary at the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, received the Mediterranean Institutions Award 2004 and the title of "Ambassador of the United States of the World" during a Ceremony held at Maison de la Méditerranée.
The Jury wished to acknowledge his action in favour of the dialogue between cultures as well as his engagement to obtain the release of the two Italian women kidnapped in Iraq in September 2004.