In Rome, Qatar's ambassador to Italy Abdulaziz bin Ahmed al-Malki hosted a reception on the occasion of Qatar National Day.
In a speech during the reception, the ambassador said that the pillars and foundations inherited generation after generation, and the respect for the sovereignty and civilisations of peoples, have brought Qatar to become a role model in the welfare and development in various fields, most notably the remarkable achievements made in its policies, external relations and strategic alliances, and the reliance on the national capacity and competence.
He noted that the close high-level friendship relations between Qatar and Italy developed to strategic levels, and benefited from the mutual trust between the two countries to reflect positively on all aspects of co-operation. He indicated that the volume of trade exchange between Qatar and Italy increased to record levels during the past three years.
Meanwhile, the ambassador noted a growing Italian presence in the sectors of industry, engineering, finance and investment, infrastructure especially the 2022 World Cup projects, the metro projects and others.