The 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Italy was held on 4th April, 2019 in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, A. Gitesh Sarma; and the Italian side was led by Director General of Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Luca Sabbatucci.
These Consultations provided an opportunity to review the follow-up actions taken after the visit of Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte in October 2018 as well as the entire range of bilateral relations, including political, defence, scientific, economic and commercial ties, a press note stated.
The two sides also exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues, including cooperation in the United Nations and other international organizations.
Both sides took note of the growing economic and commercial relations and discussed steps to further facilitate their growth, including through strengthening the existing institutional mechanisms. In the light of the robust exchange of people between the two countries, both sides agreed to establish a regular Consular Dialogue.
The meeting took place in a friendly and cordial atmosphere.