On the occasion of the visit of President Barack Obama in Italy, the Mediterranean, the Foundation announced the award by the international jury of the "Mediterranean Prize for Peace 2014".
The U.S. Ambassador to Italy John Phillips expressed the appreciation of his country and President Obama for the prestigious award: the ceremony with the presentation of the monumental work "Totem of Peace" by Mario Molinari at the White House will take place in the coming months Washington.
President Obama, during his visit to Italy, praised the Italian foreign policy for the central role assigned to the Mediterranean "- sign says Obama - who wants to strengthen the leadership that Italy already exercises in the Mediterranean from Lebanon to Libya."