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Monday, 21 June 2021, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany: At Bellevue Palace located in Berlin-Tiergarten, Italian top diplomatic envoy to Germany, Armando Varricchio, presented his letters of credence to Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Armando Varricchio (b. on 13  June 1961 in Venice) is a career diplomat since 1986, who changed capitals from Washington D.C. to Berlin earlier this year. He had served as Ambassador to the United States (with concurrencies to The Bahamas and Jamaica) since 2016, and has moreover experience as head of mission to Serbia (2009-2012). Furthermore he has held the office of Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry known as Farnesina, in-between the aforementioned ambassadorships. 

Varricchio has experience serving in the capacity as Chief Diplomatic Advisor to the presidents of the Council of Ministers, then Enrico Letta and Matteo Renzi, a position today occupied by his ambassadorial predecessor Luigi Mattiolo, serving under Prime Minister Mario Draghi as Italy hosts the G20 summit in 2021.

Likewise he served as Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.

Ambassador Varricchio holds a degree suma cum laude in International Relations from the University of Padua since 1985. He began his diplomatic career in 1986 at the Directorate-General for Human Resources, and was first posted abroad in Hungary (Budapest) in 1988 heeding commercial relations.

Thereafter he was posted at the Italian Permanent Representation before the then European Communities in Brussels in 1992. 

The day after his accreditation to Germany, he accompanied Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio to the II Conference on Libya held in the framework of the Berlin Process for peace in the north African state. He continued first official week by promoting Italian film in the framework of the 71st Berlinale

Ambassador Varricchio is a knight of the ‘Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica). 

For further information:

Federal German Presidency: https://www.bundespraesident.de/SharedDocs/Termine/DE/Frank-Walter-Steinmeier/2021/06/210621-Botschafterakkreditierungen.html

Ambassador Armando Varricchio: https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/sala_stampa/archivionotizie/comunicati/2021/06/armando-varricchio-nominato-ambasciatore-d-italia-a-berlino_0.html

Embassy of Italy in Germany: https://ambberlino.esteri.it/ambasciata_berlino/it/ambasciata/ambasciatore

Ambassador Armando Varricchio – Picture by Micaela Barvar through Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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