Prime Minister Ciolacu, received by Giorgia Meloni, head of the Italian Government. The two will have press statements

Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu was received, on Thursday, by his Italian counterpart, Giorgia Meloni, at Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome, on the occasion of the working visit for his participation in the third joint meeting of the governments of Romania and Italy, organized at 13 years after the previous intergovernmental summit.

Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Photo: Video capture/ Govt

Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu was received, on Thursday, by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, at Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome. The Romanian official was greeted with military honors, and the anthems of the two states were sung.

Marcel Ciolacu will also participate today in the plenary meeting of the two official delegations and in the signing ceremony of bilateral sectoral documents

According to the Executive, an important component of the visit is the economic one, a context in which several members of the delegation will participate in a Romanian-Italian Economic Forum.

The Romanian-Italian Economic Forum will be attended by Sorin Grindeanu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Luminița Odobescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ştefan-Radu Oprea, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism.

The organization of the third Intergovernmental Summit is proof of the strategic and privileged nature of the bilateral relationship between Romania and Italy and reflects the extraordinary potential that we will develop together, for the benefit of our states and citizens. Romanians form a strong community in Italy, and Italians represent the largest community of entrepreneurs in Romania, a fact that strengthens our special collaboration. Italy is among the most important economic partners of Romania, and the organization of the Economic Forum focused on areas such as IT&C, energy, the processing and mechanical industry, infrastructure, the agro-food industry is yet another excellent opportunity to increase our economic cooperation”, said Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu on Tuesday.

On Thursday morning, Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu was also received by Pope Francis, whom he thanked for the support given to the Romanian community in Italy. The two also exchanged symbolic gifts.

And on Wednesday, Marcel Ciolacu had a meeting with the mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri.