President of the Italian Senate stresses on lifting of Qatar blockade
Qatar and Italy have enjoyed friendly relations for a long time and with the recent visit of the Italian Prime Minister to Doha, the bond between the two nations has been cemented further.
Yesterday, the Italian Senate president, Maria Elisabetta Casellati, arrived in Doha and met with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, His Excellency the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, and HE Speaker of the Shura Council, Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, among other top officials of Qatar.
Il Presidente Casellati in visita ufficiale a Doha ha incontrato l’Emiro del Qatar, Sceicco Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani.#PresidenteCasellati #Senato #Italia #Qatar #TaminbinHamadAlThani pic.twitter.com/eYQdrhP9Kz— Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati (@Pres_Casellati) April 28, 2019
Casellati’s meeting with HH the Amir took place at the Amiri Diwan office, where she congratulated the Qatari ruler for the massive success of the 140th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union hosted by Doha earlier this month.
During the meeting, HH the Amir and the Italian Senate president reviewed the friendly bilateral ties between Qatar and Italy, and engaged in discussions on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.
The existing GCC crisis and its implications for the security of the region were an important part of the discussions between HH the Amir and Casellati.
The Italian Senate president expressed her country's position on the importance of resolving the crisis through dialogue and diplomatic means.
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior meets President of the Senate of the Republic of Italy. They discussed bilateral relations, and regional and international issues of common concern. The meeting was attended by HE Speaker of the Shura Council. #QNA pic.twitter.com/8r2phQqKYY— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) April 28, 2019
Moreover, Casellati commended the steps taken by Qatar in the field of workers’ rights that have been considered as a role model for other countries.
HH the Amir thanked the Italian Senate president and appreciated Italy's support in resolving the Gulf crisis by means of dialogue.
During the meeting between the Qatari PM and Casellati, the two dignitaries discussed the Qatar-Italy bond and ways to further enhance and develop it, in addition to other regional and international issues of common concern.
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