LIVE: India and Italy committed to increase tourism, people-to-people ties

New Delhi, Oct 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni today held extensive talks on ways to strengthen the bilateral political and economic relations. Ahead of his meeting with Modi, the visiting leader, who received a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, described his visit as an opportunity to make ties between the two countries stronger.

In a bid to boost business relations with Italy, Indian industry on Monday called for institutionalising a roundtable of company chief executives from both countries that would meet on a regular basis. Here are the main statemetns mouthed by the two respective Prime Ministers:

-Discussed several aspects of cooperation between India and Italy in our detailed meetings today: PM Modi

-Both of us are committed to fight unitedly against terror and on the issue of cyber security: PM Modi after meeting with Italy PM

-India and Italy are also committed to increase tourism and people-to-people ties between the two countries: PM Mod