Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni expressed her satisfaction in welcoming President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan to Palazzo Chigi.
"Pleased to have welcomed the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Palazzo Chigi. A fruitful meeting in which we discussed the strengthening of our cooperation in many sectors that unite us, starting with the economy but also in the defense industry and culture," she wrote on her twitter.
Meloni further emphasized the significance of the meeting, stating, "The signing of important agreements and the adoption of a joint declaration offer the opportunity to elevate our relationship to the level of a strategic partnership and to write a new chapter of friendship between our nations."
Highlighting the potential of Uzbekistan, Meloni expressed Italy's commitment to increasing collaboration in various areas, including at a regional level. She stated, "Uzbekistan has great potential and is an important partner for Italy, and we intend to increase our collaboration in every area, including at a regional level."