President of Italy Sergio Mattarella called in difficult times for Moscow and Rome the main merit of both countries — the preservation of cooperation in the field of economics at an acceptable level. The politician arrived in the Russian capital on a working visit, where he held an extensive discussion with Vladimir Putin at the residence of the leader of the Russian Federation.
Mattarella during the conversation emphasized the good relations between the Powers.
«Friendship between our countries is extremely strong», — the politician stressed.
«We have long, close and deep relations in the humanitarian field, culture,» — Putin said.
He also expressed solidarity with Moscow after the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, in the city that in the eyes of the Italian leader is beautiful. Against the backdrop of this tragic event, Mattarella stressed the willingness to cooperate on the antiterrorist line.
They also talked about the catastrophic drop in the turnover — by 2.5 times. At the same time, he added that it is planned to grow by 33%.