Tehran, Iran, May 15, 2021 – Italian Ambassador to Iran Mr Giuseppe Perrone visited Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation Saturday evening and met with IRIVF President Dr Mohammad Reza Davarzani to discuss volleyball matters including the upcoming 2021 Volleyball Nations League in Italy.
Also attending the meeting included Head of Economic and Commercial Section of Italian Embassy Mr David Balloni, Head of Cultural Section Ms Yaroslava Romanova, IRIVF Supreme Advisor Dr Vahid Moradi and IRIVF International Affairs Director Mrs Sarah Hessaby.
This meeting was held to discuss various volleyball matters including the 2021 VNL in Italy, the FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship in Bulgaria and Italy and the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship in Iran.
Iran is preparing its men’s national team for the 2021 VNL in a secure bubble in Rimini, Italy and the men’s junior squad for the U21 World Championship, while the qualified Italy will also be taking part in the Boys’ U19 World Championship in Iran.
In the meeting, Dr Davarzani reported on the preparation process of the national volleyball team, long-term goals and world honors of Iranian Volleyball to the senior officials from the Italian Embassy.
Mr Giuseppe Perrone, in his determined effort of using sport as an effective tool to bring nations together, pointed to the cultural commonalities between Iran and Italy and said, “Many Italians who have once traveled to Iran are willing to visit Iran again.”
He also congratulated Iran Volleyball on achieving its long-term goals and said, “I am happy for having one Italian staff in your national team (assistant coach Tomaso Totolo).”
At the end of the meeting, they all watched the training stint of the Iran senior men’s national team onsite.
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