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Italy’s Prime Minister to Visit Japan


Fri 02 Feb 2024 | 03:06 PM
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Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is set to begin a three-day official visit to Japan next Sunday.

During her visit, she is scheduled to hold a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday, marking Rome's assumption of the presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations from Tokyo.

The bilateral meeting between Meloni and key representatives of leading Japanese companies will precede her meeting with Prime Minister Kishida.

This initiative aims to strengthen industrial cooperation and attract investments, as reported by the Italian government.

Italy's news agency AKI reported that the Meloni-Kishida meeting is the fourth of its kind in the past year.

It follows Japanese Prime Minister Kishida's visit to Rome on January 10th, the G7 Summit in Hiroshima on May 18, 2023, and the Climate Summit in Dubai on December 2nd of the same year.

According to the Italian Prime Minister's office, the bilateral meeting will provide an opportunity to align Italy's priorities with the previous Japanese presidency's agenda.

Key issues on the agenda include peace and stability in the Indian and Pacific Ocean region, artificial intelligence, and relations with developing nations and emerging economies.