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COVID-19 - Update on air routes in Ethiopia and Djibouti

The Djibouti International Airport has been closed by the Djibouti authorities from Wednesday 18 March 2020

Ethiopia Due to additional mobility restrictions for COVID-19, Ethiopian Airlines flights to Milan Malpensa are suspended from 17 March 2020 until further notice. Customers willing to do so can be re-booked free of charge to/from Rome Fiumicino, where operations continue on a regular basis. Djibouti The Djibouti International Airport has…

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Del Re visits Nouakchott: Italy supports security and development in the Sahel

The Deputy Minister had a bilateral meeting with the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Mark Kaboré to whom she expressed solidarity for the growing terrorist violence in the country

The Deputy Minister Emanuela Del Re participated, in Nouakchott, in the first General Assembly of the Sahel Alliance, an organisation that supports the G5 Sahel, of which Italy is a member, in their development efforts. Ms. Del Re also attended the G5 Sahel Summit. “Italy is on your side in…

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Del Re in Brussels, meeting on Africa and Cooperation

The Deputy Minister stressed the need for greater involvement of African leadership in decision-making processes for the consolidation of the economic partnership with the continent

Deputy Minister Emanuela Del Re attended an informal meeting today in Brussels with Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Ministers for Development Cooperation of the 27. The meeting was held in preparation for the 6th European Union - African Union Summit scheduled for next…

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Meeting of Minister Di Maio with the Minister of Defense of Djibouti, Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan

Minister Di Maio expressed his solidarity with the Chikungunya epidemic and the massive floods that have hit Djibouti in recent weeks

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, met today at the Farnesina with the Minister of Defence of Djibouti, Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan. Minister Di Maio, first of all, expressed his solidarity with the Chikungunya epidemic and the massive floods that have hit Djibouti in recent…

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Supply of healthcare kits by the Italian Cooperation in Niger

Will support the UNHCR's medical relief effort for the asylum seekers hosted at the centre

In the wake of the fire that severely damaged the accommodation and healthcare facilities in the transit hub of Agadez (Niger), the Italian Foreign Ministry, responding to an international call for support by the United Nations  High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Niger, resolved to send approx. 985 Kg of…

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Provision of Humanitarian Aid from the Italian Cooperation in Somalia

To cope with the humanitarian emergency caused by the floods in the states of Hir Shahabelle, Jubaland and South-West State in Somalia, the Foreign Ministry has arranged a humanitarian flight of the Italian Cooperation, which started yesterday evening from the United Nations Humanitarian Emergency Base in Brindisi in direction of…

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From Ethiopia the Remains of Fellow Italians

The return operations were coordinated by the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa

The bodies of our compatriots who died in Ethiopia on 10 March in the ET 302 Ethiopian Airlines crash shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa have been returned to Italy. The return operations were coordinated by the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and…

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​Libya: humanitarian operation brings to Italy four Libyan paediatric patients

The patients who were brought from Benghazi to Rome's military Ciampino Airport aboard an Italian Air Force C130 aircraft

Following an initiative promoted by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, and as a result of the cooperation  between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Minister of Defence, a humanitarian operation was accomplished today with the arrival in Italy of a…

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Global Fund: Italy increases its contribution to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Some of the Countries in which the Fund operates, especially in Africa, are a priority for Italian Cooperation (for example, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sudan)

At the G7 Summit in Biarritz, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced an increase in Italy’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the 2020-2022 three-year period. Italy, which is already the Fund’s ninth-largest donor in absolute terms and a member of the Board, will contribute…