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Italian President Bestows the "Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia" upon Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

27-Oct-2019 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 3098
Italian President Bestows the "Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia" upon Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
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AMMAN- The President of the Republic of Italy, HE Mr. Sergio Mattarella, bestowed the honor of the "Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia " (Commander in the Order of the Star of Italy) upon HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, for his valuable contributions and the effort of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global in strengthening the Italian, Jordanian and Arab relations.

Established in 1914, the Ordine Della Stella D'italia is one of Italy’s highest honors presented to global dignitaries who contribute in strengthening and promoting relations between Italy and other countries.   

The Order was presented in a special ceremony attended by HE Mr. Fabio Cassese, the Italian Ambassador to Jordan, representing the Italian President and a host of Ambassadors to Jordan. 

The Italian Ambassador read the official citation stating that Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh is "a close friend to Italy," and "a friend of all the international community."

"We are here this evening to celebrate the decoration of Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh as “Commendatore” of the Order of the Italian Star. This high ranking decoration is granted by the Italian President to people that through their commitment contributed to the strengthening of the relationship between Italy and their country. This is for sure the case of our dear friend Talal Abu-Ghazaleh. One of the most influential cultural leaders in the Arab world, he has always promoted and invested in education at large. His worldwide-known Organization works in 80 countries in the field of Intellectual Property and of educational services. 

We all know his personal commitment for the promotion of culture, and specifically of the Italian culture in Jordan over the years, participating and actively supporting several initiatives of the Italian Embassy, especially in the archaeological sector, music and art at large. His passion and dedication represent a model and the decoration of the Order of Italian Star with the high rank of “Commendatore” seals Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh’s commitment in strengthening our relationship and his sincere friendship towards Italy and its great culture."

In receiving the Order, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his pride saying: "Your Excellency Ambassador Fabio Cassese, I am honored to become Commendatore dell' Ordine della Stella d'Italia and I am honored to have been able to implement many projects promoting the Jordanian-Italian relations in many field in partnership with the Italian Embassy."

"It is difficult to say what Italy means to me. Your country has my great admiration and has been since my youth an inspiration for me. Our Rome office has been operational since 2015 but now it will have a greater launch," he added. 

It is worth mentioning that Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global has been involved in organizing several touristic, cultural, social and educational programs in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Jordan which positively impacted the strengthening of bilateral relations and joint interest. Also Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh has been involved in major educational and cultural events in Italy where he delivered several lectures with the most recent being at the University of Florence. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh has received several honors for his effort in strengthening ties between Arabs and other countries of the world. 

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