India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, held a productive meeting with Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, in Rome. The discussions revolved around strengthening the strategic partnership between India and Italy, exploring opportunities in various sectors, and addressing global issues.
Exploring Strategic Opportunities
- During the meeting, both leaders recognized the untapped potential in several key sectors, including agro-tech, innovation, space, defense, and the digital domain.
- They expressed their commitment to exploring opportunities for collaboration and growth in these areas.
Global Issues Discussed
- The leaders also engaged in detailed discussions about global issues, including the situation in West Asia, the conflict in Ukraine, and the evolving Indo-Pacific landscape. This highlights the broad scope of their diplomatic engagement.
Appreciation for Italy’s Support
- Dr. Jaishankar expressed his appreciation for Italy’s support of India’s initiatives and its role during the G20 Presidency, reinforcing the positive bilateral relations between the two countries.
Bilateral Agreements Signed
- Following their talks, both leaders signed two significant agreements: the Mobility and Migration Partnership Agreement and the Cultural Exchange Programme.
- These agreements aim to facilitate the smooth movement of workers, students, and professionals while also addressing the challenges associated with illegal migration.
- Dr. Jaishankar initiated his visit to Italy with an interaction at the Senate, where Senators Giulio Terzi and Roberto Menia co-chaired the session.
- The Senate interaction showcased the warm sentiments for India across party lines, indicating broad support for the partnership.