Italian Navy’s frigate ITS Carabiniere” will visit Jakarta from 9 to 13 March 2017. The ship is sailing to South East Asia and Australia to conduct a campaign aimed at strengthening the cooperation activities with several trans-regional allies and at establishing relationships with new partners.
During its trip the Carabiniere will also carry out joint training activities with foreign navies, as well as promoting dialogue, cooperation and Maritime Capacity Building, thus giving the partner countries an insight on the daily work of the Italian navy in the field of humanitarian assistance.
On the occasion of its tour ITS Carabiniere will showcase a wide range of Italy’s state-of-the-art technology and areas of excellence and will host social and cultural events promoting Italy, thus reflecting the international, European and global vision that defines the recently-started millennium as the “Blue Century”, where the “blue growth” plays a key role in sustainable development. The maritime dimension is indeed a core element of sustainable development, which can offer opportunities for the growth of trade, employment and technology. Italy and Indonesia share a maritime vocation, which can serve as the basis for future collaboration between the two countries in this field.
The initiative involves the collaboration of several Italian industrial partners including Fincantieri, Leonardo, Electronics and MBDA Italy. Media Partners are RTV San Marino and Italian national TV network, RAI.
Set sail from La Spezia on 20 December 2016, the frigate has already visited Saudi Arabia and Australia, and on the way back will stop in Singapore and Malaysia – joining the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2017 –heading then to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Oman.
During the stop in Jakarta the Carabiniere will be moored at the Pier JICT2 of Tanjung Priok Port and will be open to the public for free guided tours on Saturday, 11 March from 9.00 to 11.00 and from 16.00 to 18.30 and on Sunday, 12 March from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 18.30. Guided tours for the Italian community will be available Saturday, 11 March from 11.00 to 12.00. Dedicated free tours for Italian-speaking Indonesians will take place on Sunday, 12 March from 09.00 to 10.00.
The Ambassador of Italy to Indonesia, Vittorio Sandalli, and the Commanding Officer of the frigate, Francesco Pagnotta, will host a reception on board on March 9. On March 10 guided tours for representatives of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Coast Guard – BAKAMLA, the House of Representatives, the National Institute for the Resistance – LEMHANAS and the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry will be held.
For further information please write to the Military Office of the Italian Embassy in Jakarta at email@example.com.
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