Dr Mike Evans

Netanyahu travels to Rome to meet with prime minister, leading officials

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Rome to meet with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the Chigi Palace in Rome.

Netanyahu was welcomed by an honor guard and the national anthems of both countries were played.

Netanyahu and Italian Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso also met with a forum of senior managers from prominent Italian companies, including dozens of company heads, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.

The prime minister answered the company heads’ questions on water solutions in Israel in light of the drought that Italy has experienced in recent years, digital health and the Israeli experience in the field, and cyber and securing vital infrastructure and the potential for Italian-Israeli cooperation in this field, among others.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said that in the near future, and it is already possible to discern, everything will become technological and, therefore, the future will belong to those who innovate.

Netanyahu said that in his meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, he will propose holding a G2G meeting and a large meeting of businesspeople from both countries. He added that such a meeting has major potential for cooperation and is an opportunity for the economic growth of both countries.

In referring to the shooting attack in Tel Aviv last night, Prime Minister Netanyahu told Italian Enterprises and Made in Italy Minister Urso: “I thank you for your words of condolences for those wounded in the murderous terrorist attack yesterday in Tel Aviv. Italy experienced terror. All free societies must fight terror together. I appreciate your words as an expression of that basic policy that we continuously adopt together, and we cooperate against terror. So thank you again.”