Saudi, Italian ministers discuss cooperation, global energy crisis
Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan and Italian Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti discussed the global energy crisis and increased bilateral economic cooperation on Tuesday.
“The global economic situation, the world energy crisis and its economic consequences were discussed by the two ministers in a cordial and fruitful meeting,” a source in the Italian Economy Ministry told Arab News.
They met in Bali on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, where Giorgetti is representing Italy with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
According to the source, Al-Jadaan said Saudi Arabia is “keen to boost cooperation with Italy, which is already high especially in the economy and energy sector.”
Giorgetti and Al-Jadaan also discussed the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between their countries.
“Italy and Saudi Arabia share lots of common interests, and cooperation between our countries is already high,” the source said. “We definitely intend to do more as we believe that Saudi Arabia is a key player in the Middle East.”