On 22nd March, the new Italian Ambassador, H.E. Ettore Francesco Sequi presented his credential to President Elbegdorj. Following the ceremony, the President had a meeting with Mr Sequi.
During the meeting, the Italian Ambassador said that: “The personal role of the President has played a big part in deepening the relationship between Mongolia and Italy. The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke to me on the phone and has informed me that we are to intensify the process of opening the new Italian Embassy in Mongolia. I hope that establishing the embassy will bring the relationship of our two countries to a new level. In a few weeks’ time, the President of the Italian Senate will arrive in Mongolia, in order to attend the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting. In addition, the Italian Prime Minister has expressed his intention to participate in the ASEM Summit, which will be held in July 2016”. Finally, Ambassador Sequi said that Italy is seriously interested to invest in Mongolia.
Ettore Francesco Sequi was born in Sardinia in 1956 and majored in Islamic studies. Following the Italian Diplomatic Institute, he has held many high level posts, including being Counsellor to the Italian Permanent Secretary at the UN, Assistant to the President of the UN Security Counsel and Assistant to the Italian Foreign Minister. Mr Sequi was appointed Italian Ambassador to Kabul and then served as EU Special Representative for Afghanistan.