The newly appointed Italian ambassador to Egypt، Giampaolo Cantini confirmed that the cooperation between Egypt and Italy includes the establishment of a group of Italian companies in Burj Al Arab city in Alexandria. He added that the Italian scientists and specialists are working with their Egyptian counterparts in a solar energy center in Burj Al Arab.
During a ceremony organized by the Italian Consulate in Alexandria Saturday, on the occasion of the Italian ambassador’s first visit to Egypt، the ambassador said there is a historical link between Alexandria and Italy.
He added that there are Italian monuments in Alexandria، which was the birthplace of great Italians writers and others. The ceremony was attended by a big number from the Arab and foreign consulates in Egypt.
He stressed the role of culture in the rapprochement of peoples, describing cultural cooperation as an example of petroleum for Italy. He pointed to the great cooperation between Italy and the Alexandria Library in the fields of research and archaeological survey.
For his part، Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan said that the Egyptian-Italian relations are deeply rooted، noting that it is increasing during the recent period especially in the existence of the Italian community.