Rome/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi in their first in-person meeting, during which they discussed taking forward India-Italian ties.
Prime Minister Modi was received by Prime Minister Draghi as he arrived at the Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Italian government. Both leaders inspected the guard of honour before proceeding for the delegation level talks.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted on the meeting
“Synergising the India-Italy Partnership!
“PM @narendramodi was received by the Italian PM Mario Draghi, as he arrived at Palazzo Chigi for their first in-person meeting.
“Both leaders inspected the guard of honour before proceeding for delegation level talks.”
The Prime Minister’s Office in a tweet said:
“Prime Ministers @narendramodi and Mario Draghi meet in Rome. They two leaders held extensive talks on diversifying India-Italy ties. @Palazzo_Chigi.”
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi arrived in the Italian capital on Friday morning for the 16th G20 Summit, at the invitation of Prime Minister Draghi. Italy is the G20 president.