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Dear fellow citizens, dear friends of Italy,

I am pleased to welcome you on the website of the Embassy of Italy in Riyadh.

Italy was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia when it was first founded in 1932. From then onwards, we take pride in the deep bonds of friendship and cooperation we have had with the Kingdom, ever strengthened by dynamic commercial exchange and investment, by the precious contribution of our resident community, and by the increasing flow of Saudi tourists to our Country.

Today as in the past, many Italian companies work in major Saudi infrastructure projects, thanks to technological and industrial excellence, making Italy a strategic partner, not only in the traditional energy sector but also in the wide range of high value-added activities on which the ambitious Saudi development plans are focused. The Embassy intends to become a reference point to extend support to the development of the various existing and future initiatives between the two countries and their economic realities, harnessing the strength of our business fabric, with the instruments of intergovernmental cooperation, to the benefit of an ever most-appreciated Italian presence in the Kingdom. In addition to our significant role in the economic and commercial field, both the institutions and the resident communities help to promote the Italian language, taste and style of life, thanks to the appeal of a cultural model that combines tradition and modernity and is therefore able the bring our two societies closer in a path of mutual enrichment.

These pages are a gateway to the Embassy and offer an overview of the services available to the resident community, businesses and foreigners. Here you will also find information on the main activities promoted by the Embassy and by the "Italian System" in Saudi Arabia.

Hoping that you are always more many to visit our website and follow us on our Twitter account, we invite you to send us any suggestion or opinion on the work done by our team.

I thank you and wish you pleasant navigation in our website.

Luca Ferrari
Ambassador of Italy in Riyadh