Torre del Greco twins with Saudi Ara­bia

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A twin­ning with Saudi Ara­bia to pro­mote the econ­omy and ar­ti­sanal as­pects of Torre del Greco. The idea, the re­sult of an ini­tia­tive by the town’s mayor Ciro Bor­riello, was put to PrinceTurki al Faisal al Saud dur­ing his visit to the Mediter­ra­neo Foun­da­tion in Naples last month where he re­ceived the ‘’ Mediter­ranean Diplo­macy 2015’ award for hav­ing con­trib­uted to the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion be­tween var­i­ous peo­ples through the use of diplo­macy. The city of Torre del Greco, rep­re­sented for the oc­ca­sion by coun­cil­lors Rom­ina Stilo and Anita Di Donna, for­mal­ized the in­vi­ta­tion to the prince, ask­ing him to re­turn to Italy and, in par­tic­u­lar, to Torre del Greco, to ini­ti­ate a col­lab­o­ra­tive agree­ment pro­mot­ing the mar­ket­ing of prod­ucts linked to the town’s tra­di­tions in­clud­ing, in par­tic­u­lar, coral and fl ower grow­ing in an im­por­tant, con­tin­u­ally evolv­ing mar­ket like the Arab one. “We must fo­cus on open­ing up to an im­por­tant in­ter­na­tional mar­ket to pro­mote our spe­cial­i­ties”, com­mented Rom­ina Stilo, Coun­cil­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion of the City of Torre del Greco. “This is an op­por­tu­nity for our com­pa­nies, which have al­ready shown that they are ca­pa­ble of be­ing ap­pre­ci­ated on the for­eign mar­ket.” The Coun­cil­lor for Ed­u­ca­tion opened and closed her speech to the prince with two greet­ings in Ara­bic: “as- salām ‘ alaykum” ( may peace be with you) and “in sā Al­lāh” ( God will­ing): “A thought”, said Rom­ina Stilo, “which greatly pleased Prince Turki al Faisal al Saud, who re­cip­ro­cated with a hand­shake and a ‘ Gra­zie mille’ in Ital­ian”. Prince Turki al Faisal al Saud, a mem­ber of the House of Saud, the Saudi Ara­bia royal fam­ily, is the Pres­i­dent of the King Faisal Cen­ter for Re­search and Is­lamic Stud­ies ( Kfcris). He also served as a for­mer am­bas­sador to the United States, dis­tin­guish­ing him­self for his con­crete ac­tions in ini­ti­at­ing talks be­tween the ArabIs­lamic world and the West.

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