The Fondazione Mediterraneo was invited and participated in the commemorative event for the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and the United States of America, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, the Central Europe of the Atlantic Council and the ISPI - Italian Institute of International Political Studies, under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.
The virtual celebrations took place between Italy and the United States on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 9:00 (ET), 15:00 (CEST). The event featured discussions on the US - Italy partnership and opportunities for future cooperation in the political, economic and scientific fields.
The celebration was followed by an exclusive virtual performance by the “National Symphony Orchestra” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with maestro Gianandrea Noseda, world-renowned Italian conductor. With the administration of Joe Biden and Mario Draghi taking office, this anniversary is a pivotal moment in the US-Italy partnership and the broader transatlantic alliance
The United States and Italy can leverage their strong historical ties to foster international cooperation on global challenges such as Covid-19 relief and economic recovery, among other issues. The event was broadcast on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. On the same day, the Mediterranean Foundation presented the "APPEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD".