On Wednesday, as part of her visit to the Palestinian Territories, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Sereni had a working lunch, in Ramallah, with Palestinian Authority Deputy Foreign Minister Amal Jadou, with whom she discussed political developments on the ground and opportunities for further expanding bilateral cooperation between Italy and Palestine.
In Ramallah, Vice Minister Sereni also met several political figures and a group of young Palestinian civil society representatives. On the occasion of the Italian Design Day, the Vice Minister attended the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to Vico Magistretti and Palestinian designer Victor Ghattas, in the presence of Minister of Culture Atef Abu Saif, at the Arab American University in Ramallah. Finally, Vice Minister Sereni had a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini, from whom she received an update on the current condition of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.
On Thursday, the Vice Minister met with the Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai al-Kaila, to discuss ways to further increase Italy's support to the Palestinian health system and address the challenges posed by Covid-19. Finally, a meeting with the Mayor of Ramallah, Musa Hadid, President of the Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (Apla), focused on further strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the municipalities.