Opposition Leader Jamale Pringle has pledged the United
Progressive Party’s continued support of the relationship between
Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Italy.
His affirmation was made on Tuesday, June 20, during a courtesy
call by Ambassador Fabrizio Nicolletti, who was on his first official
Before meeting with MP Pringle, Ambassador Nicolletti presented
his credentials to the governor-general’s deputy, Sir Clare Roberts,
and met with Prime Minister Gaston Browne.
During his visit, Pringle commended the Italian government for its
leading role in reducing the impact of climate change and for other
efforts in the region.
Ambassador Nicolletti, in turn, spoke of the number of investments
that Italy is making in Latin American and the Caribbean.
The Italian government has already expressed an interest in the
Nelson’s Dockyard, as a designated World Heritage Site. It hopes to
assist the National Parks Authority with technical advice and
capacity building in collaboration with heritage professionals in
Antigua and Barbuda established diplomatic ties with the Republic
of Italy in 2005.