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The Consul General

 

The Consul General

Fabio Sokolowicz assumed the position of Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem on August 29, 2016.

He has joined the diplomatic service in 1998 and has devoted his carrier mainly to multilateral diplomacy and to the Middle East.

Between 2010 and 2016 he was at the Prime Minister’s Office in Rome, where he first was Counsellor for the relations with the European States, and then became Counselor for the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the UN system, following, inter alia, the relations with the Middle Eastern region during the transition process brought by the so-called “Arab Spring”.

From 2006 to 2010, he served as Counselor for the Mediterranean and the Middle East at the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York, as part of the Italian delegation to the Security Council in 2007-2008. He then became Counsellor for the process of reform of the UN system, with a special focus on the negotiations for the reform of the UN Security Council.

His knowledge of the Middle East goes back to his previous experience in Jerusalem as Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Italy, between 2002 and 2006: the years of the second Intifada, the transition to the post-Arafat era and the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

Previously, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome at the Press and Information Service and with the Spokesman of the Minister between 2000 and 2002. Before that, between 1998 and 2000, he worked as Deputy Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Desk at the Directorate General for Development Cooperation.

Fabio Sokolowicz is the author of articles on the prospects of cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians, with a focus on the conservation of historical sites, and on the reform of the UN Security Council.

He was Born in Rome in 1970. He is married and has two children.


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