The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, visited the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and spoke to students and faculty members at an event organized by the Center for Politics at the Rotunda Dome room. Ambassador Varricchio spoke about challenges and opportunities that characterize the current international environment and how these affect relations across the Atlantic. And stressed that none of these challenges could be tackled, or opportunities seized, without the longstanding cooperation between Italy and the US, the EU and the US.
“From commerce to investments, from scientific research to students exchanges, from culture to space economy, to defense and international security there are no fields were the cooperation between our countries, our companies and our people hasn’t resulted in successes” – he said.
At the center of the speech were also Italy’s relations with the European Union, with the countries in the Mediterranean region and in Sub-saharan Africa.
The UVA Center for Politics, under the leadership of its Dean Larry Sabato, has hosted Ambassadors from all over the world in an effort to bridge the gap between U.S. college students and other countries.