ITALIAN-SWISS COOPERATION PASSES FROM SCIENCE SECTOR

(VELINO) Roma, 13 Oct - Cooperation between Italy andSwitzerland has broadened to include the science sector. "Therobust relationship between Italy and Switzerland is alsoembodied in the field of scientific cooperation," saidAmbassador Mauro Moruzzi, head of International Relations, atSwitzerland's State Secretariat for Education, Research andInnovation, commenting on relations between the two countriesduring a meeting of science attaches held at the ItalianForeign Ministry on Tuesday. "It is a natural relationship bornfrom grassroots, so much so that its institutional aspect onlyemerged later. Today our dialogue is continuous, which reflectsthe quality rather than

(VELINO) Roma, 13 Oct - Cooperation between Italy andSwitzerland has broadened to include the science sector. "Therobust relationship between Italy and Switzerland is alsoembodied in the field of scientific cooperation," saidAmbassador Mauro Moruzzi, head of International Relations, atSwitzerland's State Secretariat for Education, Research andInnovation, commenting on relations between the two countriesduring a meeting of science attaches held at the ItalianForeign Ministry on Tuesday. "It is a natural relationship bornfrom grassroots, so much so that its institutional aspect onlyemerged later. Today our dialogue is continuous, which reflectsthe quality rather than the density of relations. We stronglyintend to continue along this road, not least because there aregreat growth opportunities both for Switzerland and for Italy.Indeed, our two countries are complementary and the results arethere for everybody to see. We meet periodically in order totake stock of the situation and tackle concrete problems,seeking the best solution together." As for the future,Ambassador Moruzzi is convinced that the collaboration isworking well at technical level although it might be necessaryto fine tune the way the countries communicate what they aredoing to their respective populations. He continued: "We haveto make an effort to give the necessary visibility to thesuccesses achieved in Switzerland and in Italy." This is thefirst time that the Swiss ambassador in charge of internationalresearch activities has been invited to the event, which hebelieved to be "outstanding". He concluded: "Italy isprivileged to have such a closely-knit network of well-trainedand specialised experts." vel.