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Italian PM Giuseppe Conte to visit India on October 30

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of will pay an official visit to on October 30 with an aim to deepen bilateral cooperation in a range of sectors including trade, investment and

Making the announcement, the (MEA) said his visit will be part of the ongoing celebrations to commemorate and

It will be Conte's first visit to after taking over as in June.

The MEA said the Italian will also attend the 24th edition of the India-Technology Summit which is being organised by (DST) in partnership with the (CII).

It said will be accompanied by a high-level delegation.

"During the visit, PM will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister on October 30. The two leaders will then address the valedictory session of the Technology Summit," it said.

The Technology Summit will focus on a number of areas including healthcare, aerospace, education, clean technology, and information and

"The objective of the summit is to facilitate technology transfers, joint ventures, research and development, and market access between industry and research institutions in India and Italy," the MEA said.

Italy is India's fifth largest trading in the and the annual trade turnover between the two countries was USD 10.4 billion in 2017-18.

Over 600 Italian companies are operating in India.

"The visit of the Italian Prime Minister will help to underscore these synergies and give an added boost to future collaboration," the ministry said.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:55 IST