Royal University for Women holds farewell ceremony for Italian Ambassador to Kingdom of Bahrain
Royal University for Women (RUW) held at its Campus in West Riffa, a farewell ceremony for the
Ambassador of Italy to the Kingdom of Bahrain H.E Mr. Domenico Bellato, on the occasion of the end of
his term as an Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The ceremony was attended by member of
RUW’s Board of Trustees and ExCo Chairman Mr. Essa Najibi as well as the Acting President of
Royal University for Women Dr. David Stewart and members of RUW’s management.
During the ceremony, Chairman of the Executive Committee Mr. Essa Najibi and Acting President of
RUW Dr. David Stewart praised the excellent leadership of H.E Mr. Domenico Bellato during his
diplomatic career in the Kingdom of Bahrain and his efforts to promote the relationship with Italy in the
field of higher education. During his tenure, a Memorandum of Understanding between RUW as a
leading educational institution and the Embassy of Italy was signed, leading to the opening of the Centre
for Italian Language and Culture, the first of its kind in the region. RUW is now the only university in
kingdom of Bahrain to teach Italian Language. Ambassador Bellato also facilitated the linkage between
RUW and several leading Italian universities.
H.E Mr. Domenico Bellato expressed his appreciation to the Royal University for Women for their
support and cooperation that led to the great success of the educational projects between the Embassy
and the university. He also wished the Kingdom of Bahrain further progress and prosperity.
At the end of the ceremony, Dr David Stewart and BOT member Mr. Essa Najibi presented the
Ambassador with a gift, wishing him further success in his future work.