Foreign Minister Gbehzongar Milton Findley has commissioned Mr. Salvatore d’Amico as Liberia’s Honorary Consul to Civitavecchia, the Republic of Italy.
According to a Foreign Ministry release issued on Monday, the ceremony took place in the Minister’s conference room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Administering the oath of office, Foreign Minister Findley challenged Mr. d’Amico to take his new task seriously by promoting partnership between Liberia and the Italian shipping industry, adding, “Liberia has confidence in your ability to represent its interest in Italy.”
Minister Findley hoped that the continued cordial ties of friendship between Liberia and the Italian maritime sector would be strengthened to the mutual benefits of the peoples of the two nations.
The Liberian Foreign Minister further called on the newly commissioned Honorary Consul to work with the Liberia Maritime Authority in developing a curriculum so as to strengthen Liberia’s maritime relationship with the shipping industry of Italy.
For his part, Mr. d’Amico thanked the Liberian Government for the opportunity to serve, assuring that his company will continue to fly the flag of Liberia high in other parts of the globe.
He noted that the company has already started a process that would lead to Liberian seafarers being incorporated among the Italian registered vessels.
Mr. d’Amico recalled that his company (d’Amico) has been operating in Liberia since 1974 anfd added that he is proud flying the flag of Liberia on registered vessels in Italy and parts of the globe, promising to seek Liberia’s interest in the Italian shipping industry.
Mr. d’Amico currently serves as Fleet Director of d’Amico, an Italy-based shipping company that has over 60 years experience in the business of maritime shipping with 22 registered vessels under the Liberian flag.