Netanyahu in Rome, meeting with Meloni today

The Israeli prime minister is expected at Palazzo Chigi at 1.30pm for an official lunch with the premier. There will then be a press conference. The one in Italy is his third visit abroad since he returned to lead Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara are in Rome. For the prime minister it is the third visit abroad since he returned to the leadership of the government. At 13.30 Netanyahu will be at Palazzo Chigi for an official lunch with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, followed by a press conference.

Netanyahu’s engagements in Rome

The agenda of the Israeli prime minister – who will stay until tomorrow in the capital – is full of commitments. Specifically, today, Netanyahu is also taking part in an economic forum with Italian companies at Palazzo Piacentini, which is also attended by the Minister for Economic Development and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso. Because of a “strong and ancient” tradition between Rome and Jerusalem, “I think the time has come for Rome to recognize Jerusalem as the ancestral capital of the Jewish people, for three thousand years. As the United States did with a gesture of great friendship “, Netanyahu said in an interview with Republicon the eve of his arrival.