San Marino - Leadership
Upon being elected Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Stolfi set to work to reaffirm San Marino's close relationship with Italy. In February 2003, Stolfi met with the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini, to discuss issues of current international affairs, the establishment of a closer legal framework between the two countries to better facilitate economic relations and the need for the specialization, consolidation, diversification, and growth of San Marino's economic and financial situation.
Stolfi is also interested in aligning San Marino's economic policies to those of the European Union (EU), in the hopes that San Marino might join that body. He views help from Italy as a "bridge" for San Marino's transition to EU membership.