The Italian aircraft carrier, Cavour, which is part of the 30th Italian Naval Group, visited Saudi Arabia as part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Saudi-Italian diplomatic relations. During its five-day stopover in Jeddah, IBG had a lunch reception for their members and guests, followed by a tour of the carrier.
A peculiar objective of the visit is related to displaying Italian entrepreneurial excellence is to promote the World Exposition (EXPO) in Milan in 2015, the rear admiral said, while promoting Italian products in important emerging markets. It is the first time an aircraft carrier hosts such an exposition.
The mission is also unique in its wide range of public and private stakeholders involved in the campaign, such as the Italian ministers of foreign affairs, economic development, and cultural activities and tourism; the Institute of Foreign Commerce and various manufacturers ranging from electronic defense equipment and shipbuilding to wood and furniture.