NAPLES, Italy - Lieutenant General Leonardo di Marco, Allied Joint Force Command Naples Chief of Staff, attended the Italian Atlantic Committee Conference in Naples, Palazzo della Borsa, May 13, 2016.
The conference, sponsored by the Italian Atlantic Committee Naples Club and the Chamber of Commerce of Naples, focused on the role of NATO, the Atlantic Committees and the institutions to improve cooperation and strengthen security in the Mediterranean.
"NATO gives a lot of attention to the southern flank as was discussed in the September 2014 Wales summit, " said Lt. Gen. di Marco during a round table discussin focused on how to reinforce the security in the Mediteranean area. "In fact, in the next summit scheduled for July in Warsaw, heads of state and government of the member countries of NATO will meet to discuss strategy to reinforce security in the Mediterranean area.”
Lt. Gen. Di Marco also emphasized on the comprehensive approach role in case of a military intervention.
"The military intervention by itself does not bring to any success if it’s not supported by the political, economic, social and financial aspects,” Lt. Gen. di Marco concluded.
For more than 60 years, the Atlantic Committe has been conducting investigation, research, training and information activities on such topics as foreign policy, security and international economy and their reflections on the Atlantic Alliance, focusing on the role played by Italy within NATO. Prominent statesmen and politicians have chaired the Italian Atlantic along the years such as Senator Manlio Brosio, President Giuseppe Saragat, Honorable Mariano Rumor, Senator Emilio Colombo, and Honorable Enrico La Loggia. Since 2014, the chairman is Professor Fabrizio W. Luciolli.