The Foreign Minister of Italy, Mr. Paolo Gentiloni, and the External Affairs Minister of India, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy on 4th September, during Minister Swaraj’s visit to Rome for the canonisation of Mother Teresa in the Vatican.
The two Ministers expressed their satisfaction on the first high level bilateral meeting after a considerable period. They reviewed the state of bilateral relations and discussed the future roadmap of cooperation in trade and investment, science and technology, counter terrorism, cultural exchange and other areas of mutual interest. They also agreed to expand cooperation between Italy and India in multilateral fora.
Minister Swaraj conveyed her deep condolences for the recent earthquake in Central Italy that caused a lot of destruction and claimed many innocent lives.