The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the opening of the embassy reflected the UAE government’s keenness to promote and develop diplomatic relations with Italy.
Sheikh Abdullah opens new UAE embassy headquarters in Rome
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed opened the UAE’s new embassy headquarters in Rome on Friday.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, along with his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano, revealed the commemorative plaque and toured the building’s facilities.
Sheikh Abdullah said the opening of the embassy reflected the UAE government’s keenness to promote and develop diplomatic relations with Italy which serve the interest of both peoples.
Mr Alfano said the headquarters will help maintain the strong relationship between the two countries and support communication, according to the state news agency Wam.
On Saturday Sheikh Abdullah met with Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni.
He delivered greetings from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, which were reciprocated by Mr Gentiloni.
During the meeting the two men exchanged views on regional and international issues of concern.
Sheikh Abdullah and Mr Gentiloni each emphasized the strategic relations between the two countries and their keenness to continue strengthening them in all fields.
The meeting was also attended by Saqr Nasser Al Raisi, the UAE Ambassador to Italy.