The 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Italy was held on April 4 in New Delhi.
The Indian side was led by Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, A. Gitesh Sarma; and the Italian side was led by Director General of Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Luca Sabbatucci.
“Strengthening institutional mechanisms 7th India-Italy Foreign Office Consultations were held in Delhi today. Both sides reviewed bilateral relations including political, defence, scientific & commercial ties & agreed to establish a regular Consular Dialogue.” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
These Consultations provided an opportunity to review the follow-up actions taken after the visit of Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte in October 2018 as well as the entire range of bilateral relations, including political, defence, scientific, economic and commercial ties. They also exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues, including cooperation in the United Nations and other international organizations.
Both sides took note of the growing economic and commercial relations and discussed steps to further facilitate their growth, including through strengthening the existing institutional mechanisms.
In the light of the robust exchange of people between the two countries, both sides agreed to establish a regular Consular Dialogue.
The meeting took place in a friendly and cordial atmosphere.