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ISPI and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation are glad to announce the 10th edition of the Rome MED – Dialoghi Mediterranei/Mediterranean Dialogues. The MED community will reconvene in Rome for high-level discussions on the most critical issues of the wider Mediterranean.

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About Rome MED

The leading conference on the Mediterranean, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies) is hosted annually in Rome. The MED Dialogues aim to rethink traditional approaches to the area, bringing in new ideas and suggestions as to draft a “positive agenda” for the region, which tackles security and socio-economic challenges through common visions.

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Gulf Investments in China: A New Era of Strategic Partnerships

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MED Pillars

Rome MED builds upon four pillars: Security, Prosperity, Culture, and Human Dimension. Debates on these topics are intended to complement analyses of current challenges with new ideas and suggestions to scale-up economic cooperation, overcome regional rivalries and conflicts, and ensure that adequate incentives for sustainable development are set in motion.

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