JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal received Italian Consul General Elisabetta Martini in Jeddah on Wednesday.
During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and discussed issues of common interest.
According to the Italian Consulate’s Twitter account, she called on the governor to bid farewell after completing her diplomatic assignment in Jeddah.
Earlier, Martini described Saudi Arabia as “a very powerful country in terms of natural resources, in terms of being a regional power, a country that maintains the regional balance in the Middle East.”
Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had some warm words for Saudi Arabia after meeting with the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Italy Prince Faisal bin Sattam.
“Saudi Arabia is an element of stability and reliability both in bilateral relations and as an actor in the more general Middle Eastern chessboard. My intention is to relaunch the collaboration between the two countries to resume a constructive dialogue, not only in terms of security but in all economic, commercial and cultural sectors,” he said.