ROME: Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni pledged their country’s “full cooperation” with Jordan “in every field,” during a meeting with King Abdullah II.
The monarch and Queen Rania were received by Mattarella at Quirinale Palace during their visit to Rome.
A source in the Italian presidency told Arab News that Mattarella stressed to the king “the importance for his country of the longstanding friendship between Italy and Jordan.”
Italy is one of Jordan’s main commercial partners. In the first five months of 2021, bilateral trade grew by 26.7 percent compared to the same period the previous year. During the same period, Jordanian exports to Italy grew by 82.7 percent.
During an official lunch at Chigi Palace, Meloni told the king: “We always can do more together in so many fields.”
A source in the prime minister’s office said trade, cultural and defense cooperation were the core issues discussed.
“The situation in Syria was also covered. Many common points were found during the talks,” the source told Arab News.
Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani and Defense Minister Guido Crosetto also attended the lunch.