Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in India, seeking to enhance ties

India and Italy are celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations this yr and the Indian overseas ministry stated the nations would look to strengthen safety, protection and financial relations.

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Meloni, the primary Italian prime minister to go to India in 5 years, will meet her counterpart Narendra Modi throughout her go to and likewise deal with a convention backed by the Indian overseas ministry on Friday.

“Prime Minister Meloni’s go to is predicted to additional strengthen and deepen the long-standing relationship between India and Italy,” the Indian overseas ministry stated in an announcement.

“Either side will … strengthen safety and protection cooperation, work in direction of nearer financial ties, improve alternative for mobility of expertise and provides strategic steering to ongoing collaboration in science & expertise.”

India’s Supreme Courtroom stated in June 2021 that it had closed all proceedings towards two Italian marines over the capturing after Rome paid $1.36 million in compensation.

Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, who have been arrested in February 2012 over the capturing, stated the killings have been unintentional as they mistook the fishermen for pirates and fired warning pictures whereas on responsibility on the Italian oil tanker “Enrica Lexie.”

The Indian courtroom had earlier barred the Italian ambassador from leaving the nation over the capturing, resulting in a diplomatic spat between the nations.

In one other blow to ties, India in 2013 canceled a 560 million euro ($596 million) helicopter take care of AgustaWestland, a part of Italian protection group Finmeccanica, following a bribery scandal.

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