Italian Deputy Prime Minister Receives Friendship Gavel

Posted in News on May 6, 2004
Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Gianfranco Fini was honored recently by the US office of the Institute for Strategic Studies with a "friendship gavel" representing the amicable relationship between the two countries. The presentation took place in Washington, DC at one of Georgetown's most popular Italian restaurants, Caf� Milano.

Congratuling Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini (left) are Marco Vincenzino, Deputy Executive Director, US Office, International Institute of Strategic Studies; Franco Nuschese, Owner, Caf� Milano; and BMI's Fred Cannon, Senior Vice President, Government Relations

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), founded in 1958, is the world's most prestigious private, not-for-profit membership organizations for the study of military strategy, arms control, regional security and conflict resolution. The IISS is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign-affairs analysts, investment analysts, international business, economists, the military, defense commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public.

Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Gianfranco Fini shares a story with BMI's Fred Cannon