The Embassy of Italy is pleased to share the book “Italy – Saudi Arabia. Ninety Years of Diplomatic Relations (1932-2022)”.
The publication provides an historic overview of the Saudi-Italian friendship and the progressive consolidation over the years of the strategic partnership between the two Countries, also considering the latest developments Saudi Arabia is experiencing as a result of the launch of Vision 2030.
The book draws particular attention to the key event of this 90th anniversary, notably the Joint Commission between the two Governments and the related Investment Forum, which both took place in Riyadh on 27 June 2022 with the participation of many institutional and private sector stakeholders.
A series of articles describe existing bilateral cooperation projects in a variety of fields, from architectural design, to sustainable mobility, advanced technological systems and management of cultural events, thus highlighting the involvement of Italian companies in milestone initiatives such as Vision 2030 Giga-Projects, the urban renovation of Riyadh, the restoration of historical Diriyah and the development of Al Ula’s Master Plan.
The Italian Embassy hopes therefore that the book may contribute to further inform about the solid and substantial relation linking Italy to Saudi Arabia.
Always in the framework of this important anniversary, Arab News has recently dedicated a reportage to Italy-Saudi Arabia long lasting relation with interviews to well-known personalities, including the Vice President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, and articles on the wide range of joint activities, on-going or carried out during these ninety years of friendship.