His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani "may God preserve him" and HE President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella Make Joint Statements

His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani  "may God preserve him" expressed thanks to HE President of Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella as well as his pleasure for meeting with HE the President in Rome, stressing that the Qatari- Italian relations are old and grown significantly stronger over the past few years in different spheres including investments. His Highness pointed out that there is a match in international positions of the two countries on many issues.

In joint statements with HE the Italian President following the talks at the presidential palace (The Quirinale) in Rome today, HH The Amir  "may God preserve him" said that there is a great development in bilateral relations between the two countries, especially the economic relations, pointing to the presence of Italian companies in the Qatari market for many years contributing to the infrastructure of the country. He added that there are also major future projects in the coming years in Qatar related to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar 2022 World Cup, welcoming the participation of Italian companies in these projects. His Highness brought to attention that his discussion with the Italian President covered also the cooperation in the fields of health, culture and education.

HH The Amir  "may God preserve him" said that he also discussed with the Italian President during the meeting several issues in the region, notably the Gulf crisis where the two sides agree that there is no solution to this crisis except through unconditional dialogue between all parties.

HH The Amir  "may God preserve him" also pointed out that the Qatari and Italian sides discussed the situation in Libya, expressing in this regard his thanks to the Italian Republic for organizing the Palermo International Conference on Libya in which the State of Qatar had participated, wishing that its results would be positive and would find a solution to the situation in Libya without interference in its internal affairs, and stressing at the same time, Qatar's support for the Government of National Accord.

The Italian President welcomed the HH The Amir  "may God preserve him" and the accompanying delegation on his second visit to Italy. His Excellency the President said that the State of Qatar is an important partner in the sensitive and important Gulf region, indicating the continued communication between the two countries.

He noted that the bilateral relations are positive, stable and have become more effective in various areas, especially economic, trade, scientific, technological and cultural sectors. He also pointed out that the agreements which are going to be signed tomorrow on the occasion of the visit are a clear proof of the strong relations between the two countries, especially in the economic field.

HE the President mentioned that he had discussed with HH The Amir  "may God preserve him" the issues of the Gulf region and the international community on the security level and the global challenges, stressing that dialogue is the way to resolving differences.
He also explained that the talks dealt with the situation in Libya, expressing thanks to HH The Amir  "may God preserve him" for the State of Qatar's participation in the Palermo International Conference on Libya, wishing development and growth for Libya.