India-Italy must continue to strengthen their relationship – Ambassador of India to Italy

New Delhi: Ms Reenat Sandhu, Ambassador of India to Italy yesterday said that India and Italy are two vibrant democracies. We have traded with each other for centuries especially in the last 70 years of our diplomatic relations. Both countries add great value to this important relationship, and we must continue to do our best together to strengthen this relationship.

Addressing the webinar on ‘Discovering Future Opportunities for India-Italy Cooperation post COVID-19’, organized by FICCI, Ms Sandhu said, “India in the span of two months has become the second largest producer of PPE’s and this shows the resilience and the strength of the Indian Industry to adapt and innovate in changing times to meet demands as well as to exploit new opportunities.”

Ms Marta Grande, President, Foreign Affairs Committee, Italian Parliament stated that economic exchanges are necessary, but an important aspect of our bilateral relations is the scientific cooperation and exchange of researchers, work and experience that bound in a different way. “Post COVID-19 will open a new chapter in bilateral relations between the two countries,” added Ms Grande.

Mr Vincenzo De Luca, Ambassador of Italy to India emphasized the need for more international collaboration and sharing of experience in the in the wake of COVID-19. He said that Italy, India and Europe can be important players in promoting new, inclusive and sustainable globalization.

Mr Sandro Gozi President, Associazione Italia-India, Member of the European Parliament and Member of EU – India delegation said that he looks forward to the new ways of liberalisation in the Indian Agriculture sector.

Mr Matteo Ribaldi, Secretary General, Italy-India Association said, “Both Indian and Italian governments have shown their intention to intensify the current economic engagements, and in my view, it will be interesting to assess the current engagements changing not only in international relations but also connecting companies and doing business.”