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Sushma Swaraj calls on Italian PM (Lead)

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) External Affairs Minster Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and discussed issues of mutual interest.

“EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni in New Delhi. Engaging discussion on issues of mutual interest,” ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Gentiloni arrived here on Sunday evening. This was the first Italian prime ministerial visit since the last one in February 2007 by then Prime Minister Romano Prodi.

Earlier on Monday, Gentiloni was accorded by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a ceremonial welcome in the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Gentiloni also visited Rajghat along with his wife and paid floral tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Later in the day, Modi will hold delegation-level talks with Gentiloni, following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed.

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