April 19, 2019

Ambassador Luigi Mattiolo in NRW

Ambassador Luigi Mattiolo & Premier Armin Laschet – Image by Land NRW, M. Hermenau.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, Düsseldorf, Government House, NRW: HE Ambassador Luigi Mattiolo paid a courtesy visit to Premier Armin Laschet after the former was accredited to Germany on Wednesday, 19 December 2018. Ambassador Mattiolo was accompanied by his country’s General Consul in Cologne, Perluigi Ferraro

Ambassador Mattiolo studied political sciences at the Sapienza University in Rome. His diplomatic career goes back to 1981, and he has served prominently in Moscow, Brussels (EU Permanent Representation & NATO), New York (UN), Tel Aviv and Ankara, the latter two respectively as head of mission. 

Roughly 140,000 Italian citizens live in North Rhine-Westphalia. Currently NRW and Italy share 16 city partnerships encompassing Cologne and Turin, Unna and Pisa, Bonn and Frascati or Oberhausen and Iglesias, or the most novel between Düsseldorf and Palermo inked in 2016. 

Italy’s economy is the third largest in the Eurozone, and eighth worldwide. Trade between NRW and Italy sumed up to 20,5 billion euros in 2017, making it the seventh largest partner, ahead of Poland or the USA. 

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