Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, Antonio Tajani, conveyed, during his two-day visit to Lebanon, a message to the Lebanese political and institutional authorities, in which he affirmed “the Italian government’s closeness to Lebanon and its intention to reinforce the historic Italian commitment for a secure and stable Lebanon.”
During his meeting with Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Tajani stressed “The importance of expediting the election of a president and the formation of a new government that implements the reform and renewal agenda based on the procedures agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund,” considering that it is based on these foundations and within the framework of growth diplomacy, it will be possible to strengthen and relaunch bilateral economic relations.
To this end, he announced the organization in the near future of visits by trade delegations to Lebanon and Italy, to strengthen industrial and commercial partnerships between the two countries.
The Deputy Prime Minister affirmed, in his talks with the caretaker Minister of Defense, Maurice Slim, and the Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, “Italy’s continuous support for Lebanon’s security and stability, which are essential for the entire region.
Source: National News Agency – Lebanon