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Welcome Message

 

Welcome Message

Dear visitors,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa. Through it we hope to acquaint you with the Canada - based network of the Italian offices – our consulates, cultural institutes, and trade commission – and to provide you with an overview of the bilateral relations between our two countries.

The relationship between Italy and Canada is especially fruitful, in all the many aspects of our bilateral cooperation: from politics to trade, culture to science and technology. Italy and Canada are friends, partners, and allies, and the ties that bind us rest on a history of common values and shared positions in major international forums as well as on the most important foreign policy matters.
The frequency of high level visits, most recently the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, also bear witness to this harmonious relationship.

In terms of economic cooperation, we are looking ahead to important new opportunities for businesses, investors, and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic, thanks to the imminent temporary application of the provisions of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada.

Our bilateral relations are further enhanced and strengthened by an extraordinary community of close to 1.5 million Canadians of Italian origin, who are fully integrated into the fabric of this country and who have made a fundamental contribution to its development and growth. Alongside them are Italians who have chosen to seek new opportunities here: students, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals, people with ideas and ambition.

Our wish is for this site to be a means of communication and interaction between the Embassy and its users, so I encourage you to write to us and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. In each of the subject headings you will find information and assistance, including helpful links to the Canada - based network of Italian offices.

Enjoy your visit and keep in touch!

Claudio Taffuri

Ambassador of Italy to Canada


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