G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily
Taormina is hosting the G7 Summit including the leaders of the 7 most developed countries in the world. Taormina has been chosen not only for its International prestige, but also as the synthesis of the History of the Mediterranean which is Sicily.
Why in Sicily?
In past centuries, Sicily has witnessed the domain of a variety of civilizations and cultures, from Phoenicians to Carthaginians, from Romans to Byzantines, from Arabs to Normans, from French to Spanish, conquerors who made Sicily a bridge of cultures in the Mediterranean – the same reason for which we founded the Center for Italian language and culture Babilonia in Taormina
Nowadays, unfortunately, Sicily is not a bridge, but a frontier. The frontier between richness and poverty, peace and war, water and drought. The meeting site choice made by the Italian Government fell on Taormina, the most international among the Sicilian towns, with the intention of inviting the Leaders of the World to focus on the primary international issue, Migration.
Who will participate in the G7 Summit?
Joining the Presidents and Prime Ministers of Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK and USA participating in the G7 Summit will be the President of the EU Commission and the President of the EU Council. On the second day of the G7 Summit, 5 Presidents and Prime Ministers of African Countries and 6 International and African Organizations will join the Summit. The total number of delegates will be over 2.000.
In addition to the 2.000 delegates, more than 2.000 journalists from all over the World with 70 TV stations and 61 open space press points will inform the world of the decisions made during the G7 Summit and will broadcast images of Taormina, the Pearl of the Mediterranean, around the world.
To know more,read this article from The Guardian