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ATI welcomed by Ministry of the Foreign Affairs in Rome to draw up a collaborative plan between ATI and MAECI

On 8th February a delegation of Air Tech Italy was invited by MAECI (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation) to La Farnesina in Rome to present the Association to the Undersecretary of State Manlio Di Stefano, accompanied by Sergio Maffettone, the Chief Secretary.

Giulio De Carli, President of Air Tech Italy, and Ms Alessia Forte, Vice President, presented the Association, its mission and goals, and the main features of the membership.

After having presented the “facts and figures” of the impact of the pandemic on air traffic in Italy and Europe, and the severe consequences for the airport industry, the meeting focused on the ATI’s Action Plan for business missions abroad in 2022 (see the map below).

ATI has requested MAECI’s assistance in implementing this programme, in terms of possible resources and the institutional support of the Ministry through the network of ICE Agencies and Italian Embassies in the targeted countries.

Meanwhile Mr Di Stefano presented the next institutional missions of MAECI abroad, inviting Air Tech Italy to choose the targeted countries for ATI and to join the related missions, in which MAECI could involve foreign authorities and representatives of the aviation system.

Program of the next MEACI missions

  • Brazil, 14-18 March
  • Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, may between April and May (tbc)
  • USA,  mid April (tbc)
  • Germany, end of April (tbc)
  • Vietnam and Thailandia, May (tbc)
  • Japan and Filippine, June (tbc)
  • India, July (tbc)

Obviously the MAECI programme could be redefined in the near future because of the impact of the current Russia-Ukraine crisis.