इंडियन आवाज़     15 Dec 2018 06:21:45      انڈین آواز

Italian PM to visit India, defence, space ties to be on top of agenda

Giuseppe Conte

Andalib Akhter  /New Delhi

Prime Minister of Italy Prof Giuseppe Conte is arriving in New Delhi at the end of October. Prof Giuseppe who is coming to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will hold bilateral talks Oct 30 on wide range of issues including the increase in trade and investment and defence.

Space technology and innovation, robotics, artificial intelligence among others areas of interest is the focus of the Italian leader’s visit to India.

Though the visit will be part of the ongoing celebrations to commemorate 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Italy, the visiting Prime Minister will also to participate in the 24th edition of the DST-CII India-Italy Technology Summit 2018, where Italy is the Partner Country.

At the Technology summit organised by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) focus will be on joint ventures, R&D, technology transfer, the summit will focus on seven sectors including clean tech, Renewable, ICT, Healthcare, Aerospace, Education and Cultural Heritage.

Italy is India’s 5th largest trading partner in the EU with annual bilateral trade turnover at $ 10.4 billion (2017-18). The presence of over 600 Italian companies in India is an important link binding the economies. Indian companies are also investing and acquiring units in Italy.

According to the MEA, the DST-CII India-Italy Technology Summit will be attended by representatives of government, industry, academia, research institutes, scientific community and related agencies from India and Italy.

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