The Ambassador of Italy to Kuwait H.E. Fabrizio Nicoletti hosted a ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Italy on 2 June at the Symphony Style Hotel, Salmiya. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled AI- Jarallah was the Chief Guest of the function that included members of the diplomatic corps, dignitaries, special invitees and the media.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary AI- Jarallah said Kuwait’s relations with Italy are "historic and exceptional" and are based on mutual respect.
He proceeded to say that Italy's stances in support of Kuwait, particularly during the Iraqi invasion, are very much appreciated. “This support has extended after the 1990 invasion to international podiums and this has boosted relations further,” he added. Italy also has "an effective and appreciated role by the Gulf Cooperation Council and Kuwait" within the international coalition which is combatting militant group ISIL across Iraq and Syria, mentioned the minister. Kuwaiti tourists flock to Italy in large numbers each year, he added, and referred to Kuwait's large EXPO Milan pavilion this year.