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 EsteriOpening of the Exhibition on San Marino Honours at the Museum of the Teutonic Order in Viennahttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012738.html The Exhibition on the Equestrian Orders and Symbols of the Statehood of the Republic of San Marino opened yesterday at the Treasure Chamber of the Teutonic Order of Vienna. Such itinerary exhibition, for the first time abroad, will tour several European cities in the coming months. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, was represented by his private assistant, Samuele Guiducci, accompanied by San Marino Ambassador to Austria, Elena Molaroni. The opening event was attended by more than 150 guests and visitors, including many diplomats accredited in Vienna. Promoted and sponsored by San Marino Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the exhibition’s début in Austria was possible thanks to the tangible contribution of the San Marino Embassy in Vienna and of Prof. Dieter Salch, a family member of the Teutonic Order and benefactor of the Republic. The opening, enabling the numerous guests to become acquainted with the prerogatives and specific features of the exhibition, ended with a reception made with San Marino local products, expressly delivered to the headquarters of the Order. Special thanks go to the following suppliers: Consorzio Vini Tipici, Centrale del Latte, Quattro Stagioni, San Marino Salumi, Torte La Serenissima, Panificio Zanotti and Montegiardino Miele. The Museum of the Teutonic Order will host the exhibition until 17 October. It will be possible to visit it also during the famous "Long Night of Museums" in Vienna, with extended opening hours and free admission to all museums in the city. The exhibition will then move to the headquarters of the United Nations in Vienna, where it will be inaugurated by Foreign Minister Renzi, and will be on display until the end of October.   San Marino, 5 October 2018         2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriSpeeches delivered at the Ceremony of Investiture of Their Excellencies the Captains Regent, Mr. Mirco Tomassoni II and Luca Santolini Ihttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012733.html - Speech by the newly-elected Captains Regent - Address by the Apostolic Nuncio - Presentation by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, of the Official Speaker Professor Francesco Ubertini - Speech by the Official Speaker Professor Francesco Ubertini     2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of San Marino and the Russian Federationhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012731.html Today, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of San Marino and the Russian Federation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, and the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergej Lavrov, sent to each other goodwill messages to underline the event and to emphasize the strength of bilateral relations. “San Marino and Russia have always had mutual deep respect and the highest consideration - said Renzi in his message -. These feelings, renewed today also through this important celebration, are effectively testified to by the active collaboration at political, institutional and diplomatic levels, as well as within the multilateral organisations in which both countries participate”. Both countries “share common challenges and commitments and work together intensively, showing excellent readiness and dialogue on key issues of the global agenda and in the effective support of candidatures at a multilateral level. In the same way, at a bilateral level, we are prompted by a common desire to achieve together synergy and cooperation to promote the best knowledge and exchange in the main areas of economic, social and cultural development”. While congratulating on the celebration and expressing his best wishes to his colleague, Minister Lavrov stressed that “during this period the collaboration between our countries, which has ancient and good traditions, developed in a friendly and constructive way based on respect for mutual interests. The intensification of bilateral contacts - he said in his message - has contributed to a better mutual understanding between our governments and peoples, to the creation of favourable conditions for fruitful cooperation in the political, economic, commercial and cultural spheres”.     2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriMinister Renzi's statement at the 73rd UN General Assembly and bilateral meetingshttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012732.html Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicola Renzi took the floor at the UN General Debate to talk about the theme “Making the United Nations relevant to all: global leadership and shared responsibility for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies". Yesterday, on the last day of bilateral meetings, Minister Renzi signed the Agreement on the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith. The signing of this agreement represents the first step to launch cooperation with Laos, both at a bilateral level and within the international organisations of which both countries are members.   Minister Renzi also met his Norwegian counterpart, H.E. Ine Eriksen Soreide. After a productive exchange of views on the items on the agenda of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly and on the difficulties that multilateralism is facing because of the multiple international crises under way, Minister Renzi presented San Marino’s current situation, focusing on the progress made by the country towards full compliance with international standards on transparency. The discussion then focused on the negotiations that San Marino is carrying out with the European Union to reach an association agreement. The Norwegian Minister recalled the evaluations which led to the accession to the European Economic Area and described the country’s experience in relation with this agreement. She also expressed her willingness to share such evaluations in greater depth with the Republic of San Marino. 2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriBilateral and multilateral agreements in the margins of the UN General Assembly Debatehttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012728.html Yesterday was also a particularly busy day for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is currently in New York to take part in the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.   In the morning, Renzi attended the ministerial working lunch of the informal group of States on the reform of the Security Council "Uniting for Consensus", organised at the Permanent Representation of Italy. The meeting, chaired by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, was an opportunity for the Group to make an overall assessment on the reform of the Security Council and to coordinate a common position in view of the reopening of negotiations on the reform during the present session of the General Assembly.   During the day, Minister Renzi also deposited the instruments of ratification and accession to three important treaties in the field of environmental protection, disarmament and human rights, namely the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, establishing an individual communications procedure, and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The latter instrument was deposited during a solemn ceremony in the presence of the President of the General Assembly, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and the Executive Director of ICAN. With today's ratification, the number of States Parties to the Treaty has risen to 19. San Marino wanted to be among the first States to ratify this important instrument, consistent with its opposition to any weapon of mass destruction. In the margins of the General Debate, the Minister continued to attend bilateral meetings. He met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Erlan Abdyldaev, with whom he agreed to strengthen relations also through the conclusion of two important bilateral agreements in the economic field against double taxation and for the promotion and protection of investments.  Renzi also met the Foreign Minister of Estonia, Sven Mikser, to take stock of the already excellent bilateral relations and possibilities for cooperation in the multilateral field. In addition, the Minister met Emais Roberts, Minister of Health of the Republic of Palau, with whom he signed the Agreement on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. San Marino, 27 September 2018   2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriMinister Renzi participates in the General Debate and in bilateral meetings in New Yorkhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012727.html The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicola Renzi is still in New York for the 73rd Session on the UN General Assembly. Yesterday afternoon, in the margins of the General Debate, Minister Renzi met his counterparts from the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Vanuatu. Diplomatic relations were established with the island state of the Antilles and the two countries of Oceania. These bilateral agreements are the result of the negotiations that the Ministry, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs, is carrying on to establish relations with new countries and to promote the process of internationalisation launched by the Government. The establishment of diplomatic relations makes it possible for States to enhance their knowledge of each other and to broaden collaboration in the bilateral and multilateral contexts. It also provides more effective support to San Marino citizens abroad and to San Marino companies wishing to trade internationally.   The commitment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also reflected in the support to the mobility of San Marino citizens going abroad for tourism, work and study purposes, through the signing of visa waiver agreements. This issue was discussed at the meeting between Minister Renzi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The two countries agreed to reach an agreement in this field as soon as possible. At the end of the morning, Minister Renzi attended the working lunch organised by the UN Secretary General and open to numerous Heads of State, of Government and Ministers of Foreign Affairs. During the afternoon session, he chaired, as Vice-President, part of the General Assembly's Debate. The day ended with the traditional working dinner among the three small European States involved in the negotiations for an association agreement with the European Union. Renzi met with the Head of Government of Andorra, Antoni Martì Petit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra, Maria Ubach Font, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Monaco, Gilles Tonelli. The dinner was an opportunity to take stock of the state of play of the ongoing negotiations and to agree on the next steps to be taken. San Marino, 26 September 2018  2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriOpening of the 73rd UN General Assemblyhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012721.html The General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened today at the UN Headquarters in New York.   The annual meeting was opened by the UN Secretary General, António Guterres. Among the speakers were: the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Michel Temer, the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Lénin Moreno, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.   The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, will address the 193 UN Member States on 29 September as the 11th speaker at the morning plenary session.   Today, the Minister will chair the afternoon meeting of the General Assembly’s General Debate. This year, indeed, San Marino holds the position of Vice-President of the 73rd General Assembly. San Marino has taken on this important role for the second time, whereas it is the first time that a San Marino Minister of Foreign Affairs has presided over a meeting during the General Debate. San Marino, 25 September 2018  2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriFrancesco Ubertini, Magnificent Rector of the University of Bologna, will be the Official Speaker of the Ceremony of 1 Octoberhttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012719.html Next 1 October, the Magnificent Rector of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Francesco Ubertini, will be the Official Speaker of the Investiture Ceremony of Their Excellencies the Captains Regent, Mirco Tomassoni II and Luca Santolini I.   In the late afternoon of 30 September, the Captains Regent will receive Professor Ubertini in Audience at the Government Building. At the end of the Audience, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, will confer on the illustrious Guest - as is customary for those who play the prestigious role of Official Speaker - the honour of Knight of Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of Saint Agatha.   Francesco Ubertini is Perugian by birth but Bolognese by adoption. He obtained a degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD in structural mechanics from the University of Bologna. He was Head of the Department of Structural, Transport, Hydraulic, Survey and Territory Engineering. He was a member of the Academic Senate as representative of the directors of the technological area, as well as a member of the Research Group and the Internationalisation Group.   Since 2015, he has been at the head of the University of Bologna and he still holds the record of youngest Rector of the oldest University in the world.     San Marino, 25 September 2018   2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriFour new Ambassadors present their Credential Lettershttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012711.html This afternoon, according to the traditional protocol, the new Ambassadors accredited to the Republic of San Marino presented their Credential Letters to Their Excellencies the Captains Regent, Stefano Palmieri and Matteo Ciacci. The Ceremony was held in the Government Building, in the Hall of the Council of XII, where the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, presented to the Captains Regent, in the order of accreditation: H.E. Václav Kolaja, non-resident Ambassador of the Czech Republic; H.R.H. Prince Faisal bin Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, non-resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; H.E. Konrad Głęnocki, non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Poland; H.E. Sidi Mohamed Hamed, non-resident Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The Ceremony was preceded by meetings at Palazzo Begni between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and each Ambassador on the themes of the bilateral relations, on the priority aspects and the prospects of future collaboration, possible partnerships between the respective Countries in strategic projects and in view of San Marino progressive internationalization. San Marino, 21 September 2018 2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari EsteriFourth edition of the Advanced Training Course on Internationalization Processeshttp://www.affariesteri.sm/on-line/en/home/news/articolo1012673.html The fourth edition of the UNIRSM Advanced Training Course in Internationalisation Processes has been presented this morning at Palazzo Begni.   The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicola Renzi, and the Rector of the University of San Marino, Corrado Petrocelli, have expressed their personal satisfaction for the fruitful partnership between the University of the Republic of San Marino, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Economic Development Agency - Chamber of Commerce of San Marino.   The course will offer a more targeted and in-depth knowledge of two crucial aspects of business strategies: internationalization processes and innovation. The approach to internationalisation strategies relies on conceptual tools and the analysis of practical cases, which are necessary for the acquisition of knowledge and skills that can be used for business success abroad.   Prof. Massimo Ferdinandi will be the scientific director of the Advanced Training Course. Also this new edition will offer 130 hours of lessons taught by qualified university lecturers, diplomats and managers of multinational companies.   One of the main educational innovations of the 2018/2019 edition is the lesson on "The internationalisation of businesses and tourist destinations", testifying to the growing attention to one of the main drivers of San Marino’s economic development.   At the end of the course, there will be a written examination for the selection of the best students who will do an internship abroad in companies operating at international level. These companies will be identified through the diplomatic and consular representatives of the Republic.  Right now, 3 interns of the last edition are doing their internship in companies in Manila (Philippines) and Hanoi (Vietnam).  This possibility is a highly qualifying element of an educational project destined to the new generations. This project is part of the internationalisation of the country, to which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pays special attention. The objective is to support the economic operators of San Marino who intend to expand their business abroad, and to encourage the establishment in San Marino of foreign investors, who need to be assisted by professionally qualified people, able to meet the new challenges. In addition, students will be asked to translate theoretical lessons into practice by drafting a 'project work' in groups: an internationalisation plan to be drawn up in selected San Marino companies.  The award of the diploma is subject to a minimum number of hours of attendance and to the presentation of the project work.   The counseling service for students is also confirmed through the Facebook page of the Course. Through this virtual platform students can contact a group of qualified professionals in internationalisation processes.   The minimum requirement for attending the Advanced Training Course is the possession of an upper secondary school diploma. The Course is open both to citizens of San Marino and foreigners and the registration fee is Euro 820.00. The course will begin on 9 November 2018 and will end on 22 March 2019; enrolments are open online until next 28 September via the website of the University of San Marino (www.unirsm.sm/corsointernazionale). The lessons will be held at the new UNIRSM headquarters at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Dogana on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.   For further information: Dipartimento di Economia, Scienze e Diritto dell’Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino  Website: www.unirsm.sm/corsointernazionale  Tel. 0549 888116 Email: corsointernazionale@unirsm.sm opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am-1.30 pm   San Marino, 5 September 2018 2018-10-20itNome responsabileReferenzaKeywordsSegreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri