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Minister Alfano receives Ambassador Al Raisi on the eve of his mission to the UAE

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, today received at the Farnesina the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Sager Al Raisi, to exchange views in the light of his upcoming visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
After discussing the main goals of his mission to the UAE with Ambassador Alraisi, Minister Alfano said: “I wish to express to you my sincerest congratulations for the excellent state of our bilateral relations. I believe that our close political and economic cooperation, which has remarkably grown in these past few years, will continue along this positive path also in the future.”
Before taking leave from his guest, Minister Alfano presented Ambassador Al Raisi with a message of condolences addressed to Skeik Al Nayan for the attack in Kandahar, which involved Ambassador Al Kaabi and claimed the lives of five UAE officials who were accompanying him: “In such a painful circumstance I wish to extend, also on behalf of the Italian Government, our condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and to the people of the United Arab Emirates, while also expressing our sentiments of friendship and solidarity,” said Minister Alfano.