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Med-Or Day: inauguration of the Foundation’s new headquarters

20 July 2021 marked Med-Or Day, the public launch of Med-Or Foundation, which opened the doors of its offices in Rome to meet with stakeholders from Italy and all over the world.

The event, held in full compliance with anti-Covid regulations, was attended by a large number of people, including authorities.

Following an introduction by the Chairman of the Foundation, Marco Minniti, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with the involvement of Leonardo management, Chairman Luciano Carta and CEO Alessandro Profumo, and government ministers Luigi Di Maio, Luciana Lamorgese, Lorenzo Guerini, Mara Carfagna and Andrea Orlando, the Delegated Authority Undersecretary for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Franco Gabrielli and the President of the Lazio Region Nicola Zingaretti. In his speech thanking guests at the ceremony, Chairman Minniti referenced the launch of the Foundation’s first project: a partnership with Luiss Guido Carli University and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Rabat in which a number of scholarships will be offered for Moroccan students to attend Master’s degree programmes at Luiss University in Rome.

The inauguration was also attended by former European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, who travelled from Greece for the occasion, as well as a number of representatives of the diplomatic corps, including ambassadors of countries in the wide Mediterranean area. Numerous well-known politicians and parliamentarians attended, including Gianni Letta, along with the Chairs of several important parliamentary commissions, Roberta Pinotti, Piero Fassino, Adolfo Urso, and Erasmo Palazzotto; high-level representatives of the Italian Security, Military and Police corps, the Director General of the Security Intelligence Department (DIS) Elisabetta Belloni, the Director of the Internal Intelligence and Security Agency (AISI) Mario Parente, the Director of the External Intelligence and Security Agency (AISE) Giovanni Caravelli, the Chief of General Staff of Defence Enzo Vecciarelli, the Chief of Italian Police and Director General of Public Security Lamberto Giannini, the Commander General of the Carabinieri Force Teo Luzi, the Chief of Staff of the Italian Army Gen. Pietro Serino, the Chief of the Italian Navy Adm. Giuseppe Cavo Dragone; as well as the Prosecutor General at the Supreme Court, Giovanni Salvi, and the Public Prosecutor of Rome, Michele Prestipino. The Italian academic world was represented by the Chancellors of La Sapienza University of Rome, Luiss “Guido Carli” University of Rome, “L’Orientale” University of Naples and Cattolica University of Milan. Leonardo General Manager Valerio Cioffi, the General Manager of the Foundation Letizia Colucci and numerous representatives of Leonardo Group Management were also in attendance.

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