Prime Minister Narendra Modi travel to Italy to attend the G20 summit to held at the end of October. During this visit, he will discuss bilateral issues with Italy such as defense partnership, issues related to small medium enterprises and sectors such as agriculture.
The two countries have overcome challenges in relations due to the Italian naval issue and now the stage set to take the partnership to the next level.
It is one of the top travel partners of India.
PM Modi’s upcoming visit to Italy his first visit to Europe since the coronavirus outbreak, which earlier planned but postponed due to the pandemic. The visit will once again open up opportunities in the region with Italy, one of India’s top partners. Earlier in 2009, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had visited Italy.
PM Modi’s COP26 summit in early November
Soon after this visit, Prime Minister Modi also plans to visit Glasgow for the COP26 summit in early November. In the virtual conference held in November last year, India and Italy signed 15 MoUs related to sectors such as energy, media, finance and shipbuilding.
Defense Partnership between India and Italy
Efforts are being made to revive the defense partnership between India and Italy. Army Chief General MM Naravane had visited Italy in July to inaugurate an Indian Army memorial in the town of Cassino. The memorial built to pay tribute to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Second World War.