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Italy’s PM congratulates Saudi crown prince on new post

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. (AFP)

JEDDAH: The Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, sent a letter congratulating Mohammed bin Salman on his appointment as Saudi’s Crown Prince and vice chairman of the Council of Ministers.
“This choice is a recognition of the great effort you have made throughout the years to enhance the importance and centrality of your country’s role in achieving delicate balances for the region,” the letter read.
“I am confident that you will show more ability to guide the process of development and transformation in the Kingdom through a better understanding of the ambitions and aspirations of the Saudi people.”
Gentiloni added that relations between Italy and Saudi Arabia were excellent. “Therefore, I am certain that in your new position we will continue to work together to support the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, as well as to strengthen our friendship and partnership in all areas of common interest,” Gentiloni said.
The Italian Prime Minister expressed his hope to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in person at the next G20 summit in Hamburg. “I send to you my heartfelt greetings and respect,” he concluded.