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Italy and the United States, a partnership based on values. Wendy Sherman’s letter to Rome

The second-in-command in US diplomacy to Lewis’ students said it was necessary to continue supporting Ukraine to “leave you a future” for democracy.

The relationship between Italy and the United States is a “fundamental partnership” based on common “values” and the commitment to defend them, even in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, “our values, our own values”. repeats the word “values” three times, each time with greater emphasis, Wendy ShermanUS Deputy Secretary of State speaks to Lewis students. Shared values ​​that lie at the core of the Biden administration’s agenda, whether it’s Europe (and thus Russia) or the Indo-Pacific (and thus China). And that they were also at the center of high-level dialogues on China and the Indo-Pacific region last week with Stephen SaninoSecretary General of the European External Action Service.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted “our nations” to “defend democracy, sovereignty, freedom and diplomacy,” as the number two in American diplomacy put it in her first speech. leaders “incl Georgia Meloni“The Italian Prime Minister has shown ‘unity’ in recent months and this ‘must continue’ even through this difficult winter,” he continued, addressing the students.

Speaking of the war in Ukraine, Deputy Secretary of State Sherman stressed two aspects, among others: she warned that “the easiest way to peace would be for the person who started it to withdraw all forces” from Ukraine; “We cannot decide the future of Ukraine without Ukraine.” With regard to Italy, he particularly praised the “great work” of diversifying energy sources that the government had begun under the presidency Mario Draghi.

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The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs works on a diplomatic mission in Europe: stopover in London; Then to Rome and the Vatican to meet the ambassadors Francesco TalloDiplomatic advisor to the Prime Minister Georgia Meloniand Ettore Sequi, Secretary General of Farnesina, and Cardinal Peter Parolinothe Vatican Secretary of State; And again Paris, Berlin and finally Prague. The ministry said the aim of the tour is to “further strengthen our bilateral relations, deepen our joint support for Ukraine, coordinate our response to the unjustified war in the Russian Federation, and discuss our strategies in the Indo-Pacific region.” .

Conversation with Lewis Students (Introduced by Rector Andrew Prince And he runs it Raphael Marchetti, supporter of the internationalization of the university) an important element in the fruitful relationship of cooperation and dialogue, also in the academic field, between Italy and the United States. Indeed, during a recent mission to Washington, Lewis’ delegation made an appearance Mariangela Zappia, the Italian ambassador to the United States, and representatives of Italian and American institutions, industry and finance, launched the Luiss US Foundation, an operational center for the search for new stakeholders in the United States. Furthermore, within the Transatlantic Investment Commission, Lewis is one of the promoters of the international Masters “Transatlantic Business Executive”, training managers and professionals capable of intercepting economic and business challenges between the two sides of the ocean. During the American Mission, several scholarships funded by the National Italian American Foundation were promoted to allow Italian-American students to enroll in and attend Luis Guido Carli.

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