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The Ambassador


The Ambassador

Arturo LUZZI

Ambassador of Italy to Ethiopia 


Arturo LUZZI was born in Taranto in 1961. After graduating in Political Science at the University of Florence, he enters the diplomatic career in 1987 and begins his professional career at the Inspectorate General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 1989 he is assigned to Addis Ababa and in 1992 he moves to Rabat, where he deals with economic and commercial and development cooperation issues.

At his return in Rome in 1997, he serves at the General Directorate for Cultural Relations.

He continues his career abroad in 2001 as First Counselor at the Embassy in Tripoli and in 2005 he returns to Rome at the Directorate General of Mediterranean and Middle East Countries. After his nomination as Minister Plenipotentiary in 2009, he is appointed Coordinator for the Maghreb Countries and later he works under the direct supervision of the Director General for Political Affairs and Security.

In 2011 he is appointed Ambassador to Dakar, accredited, with the credentials of Ambassador, also to Nouakchott (Mauritania), Banjul (Gambia), Ciudade de Praja (Cape Verde), Bamako (Mali), Conakry (Guinea) and Bissau (Guinea-Bissau).

In 2016 he returns to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome as Special Envoy for the Sahel.

From 23 October 2017, he is Ambassador of Italy to Ethiopia, with accreditation to South Sudan, Djibouti and Permanent Representative to IGAD.