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Minister Plenipotentiary Fabio Cassese

Graduated in Law at the University of Naples, in 1989 he passed the competition for access to the diplomatic career.

After a period spent at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Directorate General for Personnel, in 1994 he was transferred to Rio de Janeiro with the role of Vice Consul and then of Consul.

In 1998 he took up the Permanent Representation of Italy at the United Nations in New York, where for four years he followed the economic, development and humanitarian sectors, in the General Assembly, Ecosoc and with the UN Funds and Programs (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA , UNIFEM).

Returning to the Ministry he is assigned to the Directorate General for Human Resources, where he is first Head of the Competition Office and then Head of the Legal Department.

In 2005 he became a member of the Permanent Representation of Italy at the OECD in Paris, where he followed, among others, the development cooperation sector and the MENA programs. At the same time he is an Italian delegate at the European Space Agency.

In 2009 he was transferred to the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union in Brussels, where he worked first in justice, internal affairs and immigration and then in infringement procedures and state aid.

From 2012 to 2016 he held the functions of Deputy Director General for Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this capacity he contributes to the formulation of cooperation policies and strategies, coordinates all the bilateral and multilateral initiatives of Italian cooperation and follows its implementation, particularly in the priority countries in Africa and the Middle East, where he makes numerous visits.

In 2016 he was appointed Deputy Head of the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In 2017 it is directly reporting to the Director General for the Country System, where he coordinates several initiatives of integrated promotion including the regional program "Italy, Culture, Mediterranean".

In July 2018 he was appointed by the Council of Ministers as Ambassador of Italy in Jordan, where he assumes in this capacity October 31, 2018