“The Council of Europe is a fundamental part of collective effort to face global challenges”

CoE/Parliamentary Assembly session

“The Council of Europe is a fundamental part of the collective effort to face global challenges. It represents the continental emblem of the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and the expression of a multilateral vocation in which Italy fully recognises itself. Indeed it is an outpost”, highlighted Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Italy, Benedetto Della Vedova, while addressing the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).

Della Vedova gave a stocktaking of the main recent activities and the most important developments related to the priorities set by the Italian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. Following his speech, Mr Della Vedova also took part in a lively question and answer session with parliamentarians.

Speech by Benedetto Della Vedova

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