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27 January 2015 — OIV life

Italy: unreserved support for the OIV

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H.E. Mr Gabriele Checchia, Italy's new representative to international organisations in Paris, met with the Director General of the OIV to explore a number of issues relating to global vitiviniculture and Italy's role in the OIV.

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Mr Aurand took this opportunity to praise the excellent relationship between the Italian authorities and the OIV and the very valuable contribution made by experts from the Italian delegation in the OIV's scientific and technical groups, highlighting the fact that one of the four OIV commissions, the commission on economic and legal issues, is currently presided over by Prof. Eugenio Pomarici.

The Director General of the OIV also paid tribute to the contribution made by his predecessor, Federico Castellucci, to the Organisation, and shared the OIV's strategic axes for the next five years with the Italian Ambassador. H.E. Mr Checchia underlined the importance of the vitivinicultural sector for Italy and pledged his country's support in implementing these strategic objectives, which it played a key role in developing.