Lower House speaker Sheikh Adan Madobe held talks with Italian Ambassador to Somalia Alberto Vecchi who paid him a courtesy call.
The two officials underscored the importance of the good relations enjoyed by the two countries.
The talks also largely focused on advancing strong bilateral relations built on historical ties, mutual respect, common economic aspirations and deep bonds of friendship between Somalia and Italy.
Further, they observed that the two nations’ parliaments have maintained good working relations.
Speaker Madobe touched on Somalia’s progress on security, economic reform and Somalia’s role in advancing the integration of the Horn of Africa as part of his administration’s foreign policy.
Madobe thanked the Italian Government for supporting the Somali Government both in development and in its fight against the Al-Shabaab militants.
Madobe acknowledged the Italias continued bilateral and multilateral support of Somalia’s development.
He encouraged the Italian government to embolden its private sector and businesses to invest in the diverse opportunities in Somalia.
The leaders agreed to work towards cooperation in strengthening the relations between Somalia and Italy, and pursue win-win partnership strategies in all areas of mutual interests.