The Italian foreign ministry has appointed its two new ambassadors to Albania and Kosovo.
Fabrizio Bucci is the new Italian ambassador to Albania. The 55 year old Director General for the European Union at the Italian Foreign Ministry takes the place of Alberto Cutillo, as had already been announced by the minister Luigi Di Maio during his official visit in Albania last December.
Ambassador Bucci arrived in Tirana yesterday, stating that he cannot wait to face months of commitments and activities in the context of strengthening relations between the two countries.
"Immediately at work for the Italian system in Albania, months full of activities and commitments await us, to strengthen relations between the two countries that have always been special to each other.. "- said Fabrizio Bucci.
The Italian embassy itself in Tirana welcomed the new ambassador through a post on the Facebook page:
"We welcome the new Ambassador of Italy to Tirana, Fabrizio Bucci. ”- says the post among other things.
Fabrizio Bucci was born in Rome on April 14, 1964 and graduated in Political Science at the University of Rome in 1988. He entered the diplomatic career in 1992 and is assigned first to the Directorate General for Personnel and then to the Directorate General for Political Affairs; he left abroad in 1996 to serve in Cairo, where he remained until 2000. Later, he was assigned to the Permanent Representation to the EU.
Returning to Rome in 2004, he is assigned to the General Secretariat, Coordination Unit. He leaves again for abroad, this time in Washington, in 2007, to then return to Italy in 2013. Here he holds the position of Head of the Afghanistan Unit at the Directorate General for Political Affairs. He was then promoted to the rank of Plenipotentiary Minister in January 2014.
Subsequently, he was appointed Central Director for European Integration and finally assumed the functions of General Manager for the European Union. In 2010 he was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic.
"Immediately at work for the Italian system in #Albania, months full of activities and commitments await us, to strengthen the ...
Nicola Orlando a Prishtina
Following the approval of the government concerned, the Farnesina announces the appointment of Nicola Orlando as ambassador of Italy to Prishtina. This was reported by a note from the Foreign Ministry. Nicola Orlando was born in Motta di Livenza (Treviso) in 1975.
He graduated in International and Diplomatic Sciences at the University of Trieste and, having obtained a Master in International Business, entered the diplomatic career in 2001. After having served at the Diplomatic Ceremonial of the Republic, he had his first experience abroad in Riad, in Saudi Arabia, from 2004 to 2008. The next four years he works in Afghanistan.
After being Head of the Civil Component of the NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team in Herat, he is assigned as Deputy Head of Mission to the Embassy of Italy in Kabul. From 2010 to 2012 he served in the same city as NATO Senior Civilian Representative Councilor for Transition-related matters. From 2012 to 2015, he followed internal and regional dossiers at the Italian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, returning to Rome, where he oversaw the United Nations dossier to the Directorate General for Political and Security Affairs.
In 2017 he moved to Libya as Deputy Head of Mission to the Italian Embassy in Tripoli. Since 7 January 2020 he has been Ambassador of Italy to the Republic of Kosovo.
"We are committed to supporting the path of strengthening the institutions of this young and dynamic country, whose ...