Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte will pay an official visit to India on October 30, 2018 with an aim to deepen bilateral cooperation in a range of sectors including investment, trade and aerospace. This will be Conte’s first visit to India after taking office in June 2018.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said his visit will be part of the ongoing celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Italy.
“Giuseppe Conte will attend the 24th edition of the India-Italy Technology Summit which is being organised by Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),” MEA added.
During the visit PM Conte will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30th October and both leaders will then address the valedictory session of the Technology Summit.
The Technology Summit will focus on a number of areas, including healthcare, renewable energy, aerospace, education, clean technology and information and communication technology. The objective of the summit is to facilitate technology transfers, joint ventures, research and development (R&D) and market access between industry and research institutions in India and Italy,” the MEA said.
Italy is India’s fifth largest trading partner in the European Union (EU) and the annual trade turnover between the two countries was USD 10.4 billion in 2017-18.