NNA - In a press release by the Italian Embassy in Beirut, it said: "The Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, Massimo Marotti, participated today in a ceremony held at the Lebanese University, leading to the renewal of the cooperation agreement between The Lebanese University and Sassary University, in the presence of the President of the Lebanese University, Fouad Ayoub, and the president of the University of Sassari, Massimo Carpinelli.
A few Italian professors and their Lebanese colleagues were also present, as well as the Mayor of Nuoro (Sardinia), Andrea Soddu, and the Mayor of Zouk Mousbeh (Kesserwan, Mount Lebanon), Abdo El Hajj.
Ambassador Marotti underscored the excellent state of bilateral relationships between Italy and Lebanon. He also emphasized that Italian and Lebanese universities, by developing international joint agreements, expand their horizons and advance their educational mission. The agreement has fostered a mutually enriching exchange of researchers and students - a few Lebanese students are currently following Ph.D. programs at Sassari, particularly in the field of agriculture and environmental studies.
This event took place in the framework of a wider project of Italian-Lebanese cooperation, which will lead tomorrow to the signing of a twinning agreement between the cities of Nuoro and and Zouk Mousbeh, under the auspices of the Lebanese University. The aim is to involve local communities in the exchange of environmental and agricultural expertise, as well as sustainable development."