Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri - Repubblica di San Marinohttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/rss.jsp?instance=2&channel=2&idArticleLevel=10&size=10&idXsl=3&node=42Notizie e comunicati della Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriMeeting with the Ambassador of Italy, Guido Cerbonihttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014477.html Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luca Beccari, received, in Palazzo Begni, the Ambassador of Italy Guido Cerboni on the 74th Anniversary of the Italian Republic. The meeting provided an opportunity to confirm the solid and fruitful bilateral relations and to retrace, together, the most salient stages of the period when both States have been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Minister Beccari wished to express to Ambassador Cerboni the sentiments of fraternal closeness to the friendly Italian Republic, together with sincere gratitude for the continuous attention and support received in this very difficult situation that has brought suffering and pain to both States. In particular, the Minister wished to personally thank Ambassador Cerboni, who in these months of health emergency, has ensured his constant collaboration also regarding the repatriation procedures of many San Marino citizens and residents from abroad. The celebration of such an important institutional anniversary was held in a very unusual format, because, due to the need for social distancing, it could not take place at the Embassy of Italy. In this regard, great importance was attached to the digital gifts that, on the initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spread the awareness of solid identity roots around the world, promoting an artistic and cultural heritage that can be the vehicle for an effective and concrete revival. Inspired by Italian national day that, for the friendly Italian people, is a symbol of freedom and democracy, the Government of the Republic of San Marino, through this meeting at Palazzo Begni, wishes to emphasize the deep identity bonds between our two countries. This is in line with the mutual commitment to sharing and mutual support at bilateral and multilateral level. "Both our States have gone through a delicate period. We have been called to face the unpredictable and, for the first time, our citizens have experienced confinement in their respective territories," said Minister Beccari. "In this context we have further witnessed the extraordinary capacity to work together and to recognise our concrete needs to ensure health, safety and sustainability for our populations".   San Marino, 2 June 2020     2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriHealth emergency: Decree Law no. 96 of 31 May 2020 was publishedhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014475.html The latest Decree-Law contains provisions that further relax the restrictive measures resulting from the Covid emergency 2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriDonation by the Government of Latviahttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014455.html Today, the Republic of San Marino has received a yet one more token of generosity. The Government of the Republic of Latvia has donated 432 five-litre canisters in disinfection products for the sanitation of objects and surfaces, which will be made available for community services. This is the seventh substantial donation of material received from the States with which San Marino has bilateral relations, in addition to the numerous tangible demonstrations of solidarity received in recent months. Governments and Institutions, as well as individual citizens, companies and San Marino diplomatic and consular representatives, have expressed their attachment to San Marino through donations of medical supplies or by promoting fundraising for the Social Security Institute. The Ministry acknowledges with satisfaction this new delivery, which witnesses to the work and contacts established by the Department for Foreign Affairs. These manifestations of solidarity keep coming unceasingly and their underlying generosity fills our country with pride.     San Marino, 27 May 2020   2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriMinisterial Meeting of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiativehttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014454.html Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luca Beccari, took the floor this morning during the Ministerial Meeting of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative. The meeting was held by videoconference and involved the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the main countries bordering the Adriatic and Ionian seas, members of the Initiative. Exactly twenty years ago, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Greece and Slovenia adopted the "Ancona Declaration" and launched the Initiative as an instrument of regional cooperation and promotion of political and economic stability in the area. The six founding countries were then joined by Serbia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia. In 2019, San Marino joined the Initiative, bringing the number of member countries to ten, thus expanding this network, that promotes partnership and the sharing of proposals. Minister Beccari began his speech by describing to his colleagues the difficulties faced with commitment and determination by the Republic of San Marino in this delicate stage of the world health emergency. We were - he said - in a situation of great vulnerability, which has significantly impacted our State. San Marino has shown unity and courage, strengthened by the solidarity of its citizens and international cooperation. In the fight against the epidemic, regional cooperation has played an important role. The cooperation with neighbouring Italy has been particularly fruitful. Since the beginning, San Marino institutions have worked closely with their Italian counterparts to ensure a mutual exchange of information and health data, but also the return of fellow citizens and residents from abroad. Then the Minister invited his colleagues in videoconference to "work together across borders, to cooperate as a regional community to jointly manage the inevitable repercussions of the pandemic on the international economic system". The sectors identified by Beccari as a common prospect for stability in the near future definitely include tourism, culture, transport and energy. These are highly strategic sectors that deserve special attention precisely because they are among the most affected. In conclusion, Beccari said that only by combining the potential that each of our countries can express in these fields, will we be able to promote the consolidation of the Adriatic and Ionian area and make it receptive to the investments of the nearest future.   San Marino, 27 May 2020   2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriDecree - Law no. 79 of 18 May - News on moving to and from the Republichttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014424.html The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the public on the latest news regarding moving to and from the Republic of San Marino, introduced by Decree-Law no. 79 of 18 May 2020 thanks to the constant cooperation with the Italian Government. This piece of legislation is aimed at implementing effective and concerted measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic that has taken place in recent months.   Starting from today people can move to and from Italy without limitations. People who wish to move outside the borders of San Marino will no longer need to motivate their journey. However, they will still be required to stay informed and respect the Italian national regulations as well as the specific regulations adopted by Italian regions and provinces which they enter and through which they transit. Likewise, people may enter the Republic of San Marino from Italy with no limitations, without prejudice to the regulations in force, in particular in the field of hygiene and health.   For those returning to San Marino from abroad (excluding Italy), the provisions of Article 10 of Decree-Law no. 78 of 15 May 2020 will remain in force. Those, who wish to return to San Marino from abroad, are required to notify in advance the date of your return to the Department of Foreign Affairs at dipartimentoaffariesteri@pa.sm or, in case of return for urgent reasons, to the Inter-agency Operations Centre, specifying name and surname, ISS code, date of return, time, place, means of transport (plane, car, etc.), email and mobile phone number. Therefore, those who return will be tested serologically and, in case of a positive result, with a molecular swab. While awaiting the outcome of the tests, the returnee is required to put himself in solitary confinement. In the event that the molecular swab gives a positive result, the returnee will will be subjected to home isolation and will have to follow the instructions given by the Social Security Institute. Download the text of the Decree-Law     San Marino, 18 May 2020 2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriDonation by the Swiss Confederationhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014377.html The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deepest gratitude for important donation made by the Swiss Confederation to the Republic of San Marino. The delivery of 1000 protective suits to the Institute for Social Security was welcomed with sincere appreciation as part of an equally significant donation made to our country.  The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, while recalling the excellent bilateral relations between our two countries and the comprehensive collaboration at the multilateral level, wishes to highlight the importance of this donation. This initiative takes place in the framework of the mutual and fruitful cooperation between States, especially in situations that revive the sense of unity and closeness to peoples and nations in need.  The contribution given by the friendly Swiss Confederation helps to further strengthen the spirit of collaboration and unity between states. Today, cooperation is more crucial than ever in facing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 health emergency, which, in several ways, are challenging the international community as a whole.   San Marino, 5 May 2020   2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriDonation of medical supplies by the Czech Republichttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014351.html The umpteenth proof of generosity towards the Republic comes this time from the Government of the Czech Republic, which this afternoon donated a large amount of sanitary supplies to the Institute for Social Security of San Marino. The material left Prague on board a government vehicle and was received at the San Marino border by the Gendarmerie and by an official of the Foreign Affairs Department. Before the material was actually delivered, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Kolaja, was received at Palazzo Begni by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luca Beccari, and the Minister of Health, Roberto Ciavatta. The two Ministers expressed the deep gratitude of the San Marino Government for a gesture of the highest significance in the current stage of the health emergency. The institutional meeting also allowed a discussion on foreign policy issues and the main challenges that the Covid 19 epidemic has posed and continues to pose at international level. It was also an opportunity to underline the excellent state of bilateral relations, which, also through this generous donation, confirm the spirit of effective cooperation and mutual esteem. At the end of the meeting, the delegation moved to the headquarters of the Institute for Social Security to deliver the medical supplies. The delegation was welcomed by the senior managers of the Institute and the Civil Protection. The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Václav Kolaja, and the Commander of Prague Fire Rescue Service, Radek Stránskŭ, personally handed over to the Institute for Social Security 70,000 masks, 10,000 FFP2 respirators, 100 suits, 100 shields and 10,000 protective gloves. Among the material received, there was also a box of handmade masks and one of protective shields, donated by the Czech people and by two hospitals in Prague respectively. The Authorities attending the meeting deeply appreciated this testimony of concrete generosity. This was a tangible sign of the collective effort that countries are making in time of health emergency to support the widest and most effective cooperation between States.   San Marino, 29 April 2020   2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriInternational call for Jordan – UK El Hassan bin Talal Research Chair in Sustainabilityhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014346.html On the recommendation of the Honorary Consulate of San Marino in Amman, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces the international call for the Jordan - UK El Hassan bin Talal Research Chair in Sustainability, a joint initiative of the British Academy and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (RSS).   The call is open to scholars of any nationality who are recognised internationally for their expertise in the area of sustainability. Reserach areas could relate to but need not necessarily to be limited to food security, water, energy and the environment, cities and infrastructure, climate change, sustainable livelihoods, health and well-being, migration and displacement, inequalities, and education.   The programme is a full-time four-year appointment at the RSS in Amman, Jordan (with up to three months each year spent at higher education or research institutions in the UK).   Applications, duly completed, can be sent directly to the British Academy by 6 May (17:00).    More information on the website: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/jordan-uk-el-hassan-bin-talal-research-chair-sustainability.     San Marino, 28 April 2020 2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriSan Marino joins the UN International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacyhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014330.html The 24th of April is the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. In addressing the members of the United Nations, the Secretary-General stressed the need for each State to regain the value of "multilateralism". This historic moment show us that States are inevitably interconnected and vulnerable and geopolitical balances are precarious. Likewise, it confirms the enormous potential of international cooperation, which must necessarily be open to all. António Guterres said that multilateralism must not be limited to strategies to tackle together global threats. Today we are asked to do even more, to seize all the opportunities together, because todaywe have the opportunity to build inclusive and truly sustainable economies and societies with greater awareness than in the not distant past. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shares the auspices expressed by Secretary-General Guterres, while recalling the spirit that 75 years ago animated the founders of the League of Nations for a healthier, fairer, more peaceful and sustainable future for all.   San Marino, 24 April 2020 2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriSan Marino participates in the global marathon on the 50th Anniversary of the World Earth Dayhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1014312.html Following the first historic Resolution promoted by San Marino at the United Nations establishing the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste every 29 September, the Republic continues to pay close attention to such issues in view of a long-standing commitment within the UN system (FAO, WFP and IFAD) on sustainable development and the role of agriculture in reducing malnutrition and hunger in the world in line with the Goals set in the Agenda 2030.   To mark the 50th Anniversary of World Earth Day, the FAO E-learning Academy and the Future Food Institute have organised "Food for Earth", a 24-hour online marathon that will bring together more than 100 experts from around the world to discuss and share best practices on sustainable food and the main ways to regenerate the planet.   The marathon will start in China and then move west during the day, giving the floor to indigenous people, scientists, policy-makers, young people, journalists, teachers, farmers and entrepreneurs.   The initiative, the largest of its kind to date, aims at raising awareness of the crucial role of food in local communities, as "food is care, family, rituals, language, energy for life and life itself", with particular emphasis on the importance of discussing and adopting new production systems for the good of the planet and the future of its inhabitants.   The global health emergency we are experiencing, say the organizers, may allow us to collectively rethink the current ways of producing and supplying agricultural and food products. These ways are currently part of the problem because they are dysfunctional and no longer sustainable.   Ambassador of San Marino to the United States of America, Damiano Beleffi, will take the floor on behalf of the Republic of San Marino during the panel on food waste during the session 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..   The marathon will be broadcasted live on the website of the Future Food Insitute  at Youtube or on Facebook page°@futurefoodinstitute.   #goodaftercovid19  #Food4Earth      San Marino, 21 April 2020     2020-07-03itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri