Italy and Egypt signed a joint statement last Saturday on boosting the military cooperation in preparation for a bilateral agreement in the defense field, particularly training and borders control.
The two sides have also held bilateral talks regarding international relations, addressing regional crisis such as current situations in Libya, and state of Italian-Egyptian bilateral cooperation relations.
Al-Sisi and Napolitano held closed talks, followed by a larger round of talks which included the delegations of the two countries, Egypt’s state-run MENA reported.
The two sides discussed ways to reinforce Egyptian-Italian ties and cooperation. They also addressed regional and international issues, including the peace process in the Middle East, combating terrorism and the situations in Libya and Syria.
Meanwhile, Saqr Nasser Al Raisi, UAE Ambassador to Italy, and Italy's Defence Minister, Roberta Pinotti, met at the Defence Ministry’s headquarters in Rome, on Tuesday 23 December.
The two sides discussed ways to support and develop bilateral and ways to enhance and develop cooperation between the UAE and Italy in various fields, highlighting the excellent relations between both countries.