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Ambassador Francesco M. Talò is the Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO. He took office on 15 April 2019.

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Dear visitors,

I am very pleased to welcome you to the website of the Permanent Delegation of Italy to NATO.

Italy is one of the founding Countries of NATO and it has always played a major role within the Alliance, in accordance with its constitutional values and the principles of transatlantic solidarity, by contributing to all NATO activities, operations and missions.

NATO, which has turned 70 this year, is now an integral part of our culture of security and defense. It is the most enduring Alliance in history and the secret to its success is due to the values โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹of freedom the Alliance stands for, the same as those Italy stands for.

I encourage you to browse our website to better understand how Italy works within NATO, starting from the structure that directly takes care of our national interests within the Alliance, that is the Representation of Italy to the Atlantic Council.

This team represents Italy as a whole: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Defense, but also other public administrations, the entrepreneurial system as well as all citizens to whom national security is a fundamental requirement.

In our daily work, the defense of Italy's priorities in high-level political meetings goes together with the promotion of real business opportunities for Italian companies interested in participating in NATO calls for bids.

Browsing the website may be a useful opportunity to better understand NATO's functioning and be updated with the most important news concerning the activities of the North Atlantic Alliance and of Italy as well.

Hoping you will be interested in our website, I encourage you to make any suggestions in order to improve our information and communication activities by writing to our email address: . The Permanent Representation has also a Twitter account, @ItalyatNATO , that I encourage you to follow.

Best regards,

Ambassador Francesco M. Talò

Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO