Today at Palazzo Chigi, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
“Kuwait is a leading partner of Italy in the Middle East”, said the Deputy Prime Minister, “with whom we intend to strengthen bilateral relations in the political, economic-commercial, environmental, scientific and cultural fields”.
To this end, the two ministers signed a Memorandum on Strategic Dialogue, which aims to raise the level of relations between Rome and Kuwait City, and an Executive Programme for 2023-2025 of the cultural agreement to expand cooperation in the cultural and scientific fields.
Regarding cooperation in the economic and commercial sector, Tajani mentioned “the excellent level of trading, which increased by over 53% in 2022, making Italy the leading European exporter to Kuwait”. “We intend to strengthen further the presence of Italian companies in the country”, he continued, “by offering the finest excellence of our production system in the sectors targeted by the Kuwaiti government under the New Kuwait 2035 plan”.
The two Ministers also attended the signing of a Memorandum between Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. This important instrument will enable Italy and Kuwait to conduct development cooperation projects in third countries, also in pursuit of the UN objectives for sustainable development.
During the meeting at Palazzo Chigi, the Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Tajani also shared a brief discussion with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.