Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh discussed today with his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi the political file, bilateral relations, strengthening cooperation, the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the two countries, and issues of food security and energy.
During a meeting held at Shtayyeh’s office in Ramallah, the two prime ministers discussed issues relating to the political situation, and the need to fill the current political vacuum in the region.
Shtayyeh briefed his Italian counterpart on the Israeli measures, including the continued storming of the al-Aqsa mosque, the escalation of settlement construction, settlers’ terrorism, and the systematic killing of children, women, and journalists.
He praised Italy’s generous assistance covering all aspects of the economic sectors, noting that six agreements related to health, tourism, employment, statistics, and support for the private sector were signed today at a value of 17 million Euros.
For his part, the Italian prime minister stressed that this visit underscores the special relations between the two countries, and Italy’s commitment to the peace process between Palestine and Israel, as well as affirms that dialogue must continue in order to regain trust.
He stressed the need to remain united in condemning violence and to work to decrease the tension at all levels.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)