2nd India-Italy Consular Dialogue

Mar 04: On February 29, 2024, senior officials of India and Italy met in New Delhi for the 2nd bilateral Consular Dialogue. The Indian delegation, led by Mr Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi, Secretary (CPV&OIA) in the Ministry of External Affairs and comprising of Joint Secretary CPV Dr K J Srinivasa and other officials from various divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs, other ministries and agencies, hosted the Italian delegation led by Mr. Luigi Maria Vignali, Director General for Migratory Policies and Italians Abroad, Italian MoFA accompanied by the Italian Ambassador to India Vincenzo de Luca.

The Dialogue between the two strategic partner countries reinforced the strong people-to-people ties and cooperation that both countries share across consular issues of mutual interest.

Both sides discussed ways of enhancing cooperation on a wide range of issues such as quicker visa processing, mobility of students and professionals, safe and legal migration, MMPA, protection of vulnerable women and children and enabling smooth travel of their respective nationals.

Both sides agreed to hold the next Consular Dialogue in Rome on a mutually convenient date.

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