Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Paris, Rome commemorate twin cities agreement


(ANSA) – Paris, October 31 – Personalities and politicians
in Paris on Tuesday celebrated the exclusive twinning
arrangement between the capitals of Italy and France, forged
some 52 years ago.
The commemoration took place at the Hotel de Ville, the
local municipality headquarters, and reflected on the current
state of the relationship between the two cities that was
officially formed in 1956.
The motto at the time was branded "Only Paris is worthy of
Rome, and only Rome is worthy of Paris".
Amongst those attending the event was the editor of Italian
newspaper la Repubblica, Italian film director Ettore Scola, the
mayor of the fourth arrondissement or district of Paris,
Christophe Girard, and the former mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni.
French historian Pierre Milza was awarded the 'Italiques
2012' prize during the event for his book on the Italian patriot
Giuseppe Garibaldi.

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