Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 26, 2022. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons
Giorgia Meloni

Visit reportedly expected in June. No official date has yet been set.

By i24 News via The Algemeiner

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is expected to visit Israel in June and the planning of her trip is underway, officials said Sunday, quoted by Israeli outlet Maariv. No official date has yet been set.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Italy in March, where he said relations between Israel and Italy would develop significantly.

“We have known each other for a long time, we have exchanged opinions on a number of issues. Relations between the two countries are very good,” Meloni said. “We want to increase cooperation between the countries in the areas of cyber technology, security, defense, culture, or the water crisis,” she had added.

“The friendship between Italy and Israel has existed for a long time and continues to grow, but I think it is about to take on an even greater dimension,” Netanyahu had said after their meeting at the Chigi Palace. “I think there is room for considerable collaboration and improvement,” he continued.

Netanyahu spoke last month with his Italian counterpart after the death of Italian tourist Alessandro Parini, who was murdered during a car ramming attack in Tel Aviv. The Israeli leader expressed his condolences on behalf of all the citizens of Israel.

During that conversation, the two leaders clarified that Israel and Italy “will continue to cooperate in the determined and uncompromising fight against terrorism.”