“Italy and Africa: “Value Oriented Diplomacy” in Action”, Fabrizio Lobasso (IAI, Italy)

The “Partnership with Africa” outlines present and future scenarios for the African continent and the role Italy can play in pursuing its national interests while genuinely contributing to the further development and well-being of African states and societies. On the one hand, the document highlights specific thematic priorities (such as peace, security, human rights, development cooperation, commercial, cultural and environmental collaboration); on the other, four geopolitical areas of intervention (the Mediterranean, Horn of Africa, Sahel and Southern Africa) are identified, given that the continent, far from being a monolith, deserves diversified and multidimensional approaches.

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