The Future of Security in the Mediterranean

13 May 2016

The President of the Italian Atlantic Committee and the Atlantic Treaty Association, Prof. Fabrizio W. Luciolli, addressed a conference on “NATO, the Atlantic Councils and the Future of Cooperative Security in the Mediterranean”, held for the inauguration of the Naples Atlantic Club at Palazzo della Borsa.

President Luciolli highlighted the increasing centrality of the Mediterranean for the security of the Alliance, reminding that the heads of state and government are poised to take concrete measures to strenghten NATO’s southern flank at the next Summit in Warsaw on July 8-9.

To solve the major crises in Syria and Libya, President Luciolli called for a greater cooperation at local, regional and international level, as the only way forward to effectively face the terrorist threat and put an end to the ongoing humanitarian emergencies like the refugee one. In this context, Italy has a great potential to play a major role in the stabilization and socio-economic development of the Mediterranean region.

The conference was also addressed by Lieutenant General Leonardo di Marco, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Chief of Staff, Prof. Giuseppe Tesauro, President of S.I.O.I. Naples, and Dr. Roberto Marchesini, President of the Atlantic Club of Naples.