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Gentiloni to be honoured for services to Italy

16 febbraio 2018 | 17.42
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Centre-left premier Paolo Gentiloni will receive a prize from Italian research institute ISPI for his contribution to strengthening his country's image in the world, ISPI said on Friday.

Gentiloni will be presented with the prize on 21 February at ISPI's headquarters in Milan by Italy's former president Giorgio Napolitano, ISPI stated.

Gentiloni became Italian premier in December 2016 when head of state Sergio Mattarella asked him to form a government after former prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned after losing a key constitutional reforms referendum.

The ISPI Prize was created in memory of Italian diplomat Boris Biancheri, who was president of the institute from 1997 until 2011.

Previous winners the award are Napolitano, former centre-left prime minister Enrico Letta, the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Filippo Grandi , who heads the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, and former Italian foreign minister Emma Bonino.

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