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Meeting between Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, and the Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, will meet with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, this evening at Villa Madama.

The meeting follows the one held in Delhi on 2 March, when Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Minister Tajani himself paid an official visit to India to launch the bilateral Strategic Partnership.

2023 will mark the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and India. Every area of bilateral cooperation between the two Countries has rapidly and consistently grown in recent months, following the launch of the Strategic Partnership and thanks to the efforts of the respective Governments.

Political dialogue has intensified, and frequent visits have been exchanged, an important agreement on defence has been signed, and economic cooperation has been strengthened: trade exchange has more than doubled in the last two years and, in the first six months of 2023 alone, Italy’s exports have increased by 12.2%.

In addition to bilateral issues, Tajani and Jaishankar, who will sign a number of agreements on the sidelines of the meeting, will also discuss the main regional and international security issues.

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