Almost two months before the appointment with him great of the earth. But work is already underway in Venice.
Inspections, almost daily coordination between the delegations of the security services, study of secret flight plans, almost permanent table with the prefecture.
The The G20 is upon us and nothing should be left to chance.
The July 9 and 10 the city will once again become an international meeting place for representatives of the main economies of the world.
Who remembers the G7 from 80’s and the arrival of the then US president Ronald reagan, of the British Margaret Thatcherby Francesce François Mitterrand, from german Helmut Kohl besides Amintore Fanfani, he knows what it is about.
Venice and security
All forces have been deployed organize an event such as the meeting of the Ministers of Economy and Finance of the G20 countries in a global context of pandemic and with unknown terrorism always pending.
Experience, In the lagoon, no lack.
The teams that, in the city, deal with safety for large events, were awarded just over two years ago by the British Safety Council for their capacity and France itself, ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, organized in 2019 one two. days with maxi anti-terrorism test right in Venice, recognized as Control and safety “model” in inland waters.
As Italy prepares for one of the major events on the G20’s busy schedule, the Arsenale and the entire city are under close scrutiny and monitoring.
Towards a fundamental G20
What will you stay in July all’Arsenal It is the first of the appointments set in Italy.
That international cooperation, in the perspective of economic reactivation, plays a fundamental role is attested, in these hours, by the telephone conversation between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Trade, investment, energy and climate change, in the year of tourism and culture China-Italy, were the central themes of the dialogue, aimed at reaching stable coordination agreements between the two countries.
At the Venice meeting, therefore, the Ministers of Economy of the most industrialized countries will deepen and develop issues of international importance, with the aim of building a Shared consensus on specific conclusions aimed at the global recovery of the economy.
“The election of Venice – commented the mayor, Luigi Brugnaro – shows how the Città has rediscovered in recent years its strategic role in the international arena. It will also be an opportunity to make the specialty of Venice known to the world and show the great infrastructure work of the Mose ”.
The G20 Italy
The G20 was founded in 1999 as consultation forum for finance ministers and central bank governors of the main economies of the world.
After the crisis of 2008, it was relaunched as meeting place between the Heads of State and Government, to promote the coordination of the policies of individual States on the main global issues.
From the December 1, 2020 Italy assumed the presidency for a year. And it has organized a complete agenda of institutional meetings and special events dedicated to topics such as health protection, environmental sustainability me climate changes, research and innovation, empowerment of women, fight against corruption, to poverty me to inequalities.
Dating in Rome
One of the main special events is scheduled for next Friday, Friday May 21th, at Villa Pamphilj in Rome. The “World Health Summit”, Organized together with the European Commission, will address issues related to the main challenges related to the health emergency.
Prime Minister Draghi and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will preside over the work, which will take place virtually.
The Italian presidency, then, will culminate with the Summit of Heads of State and Government, also in Rome, in October 30 and 31.
The last time of the world summits in Venice
Venice was at the center of the world stage twice in the 1980s.
The G7 met at the Laguna in 1980 (June 22 and 23) and then on 1987 (from June 8 to 10), always atisland of San Giorgio.
In the first case, at the center of the works were the energy problems, trying to point out solutions break out of dependence on oil, focusing instead on coal and nuclear power. The 1987 summit agenda was primarily political, beginning with East-West relations, also in consideration of the new course of the Soviet Union under Gorbachev, focusing on reducing missiles in Europe and fighting terrorism. At that time, there was also talk about what, at that time, was thehealth emergency. That’s the spread ofAIDS.
Ronald Reagan and Venice
The then President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was hosted with his wife Nancy at Villa Condulmer in Mogliano Veneto, chosen for its tranquility, silence and the possibility of playing sports, walking and riding in the park.
President He arrived by helicopter, directly from Tessera’s Marco Polo airport., and the the villa was literally armored. The hotel staff, as the Villa Condulmer website recalls, did their best to ensure a stay in line with the expectations of important guests.
The rooms were enriched with precious furniture and paintings, although, due to a change of plans finally decided by Nancy (a great lover of red roses), the couple decided to sleep in a room. It was like this the double bed used in the White House came from Washington.
Only in memory of those days today suite number 4 is named after Ronald Reagan.