Muscat, On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Sayyid Fahd

bin Mahmoud al- Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Counil of Ministers, received at the

Council of Ministers HQs’ today Giuseppe Conti, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy. At

the beginning of the meeting Giuseppe Conti conveyed the greetings of the Italian

President Sergio Mattarella and the Italian Government to His Majesty the Sultan, and their

good wishes to His Majesty and the Government of Oman and the Omani people for further

progress and development.

Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said expressed the Sultanate’s welcome for the visit and

the results that will be achieved, in terms of enhancing joint cooperation. Sayyid Fahd

conveyed the greetings of His Majesty the Sultan and his good wishes to the Italian

leadership and the friendly Italian people for further progress and prosperity. Sayyid Fahd

praised the growing relations that tie the two countries and the development witnessed for

the benefit of the two friendly peoples.

Conversations during the meeting dealt with the means of supporting bilateral cooperation

in many fields. They also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual

interest.

For his part, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy said that the visit is to develop the

friendly relations between the two countries. He said that his country welcomes the joint

cooperation between the two sides. He praised the balanced policy adopted by the

Sultanate, which earned it the respect and appreciation of all.

The meeting was attended by Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for

Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed bin Hamad al-Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, Federica Favi,

Italian Ambassador to the Sultanate and the accompanying delegation of the Italian Prime

Minister.

Source: Oman News Agency