Joint Italy-Palestine panel to meet in Rome

The Third Joint Italy-Palestine Ministerial Committee will take place in Rome on Thursday at the foreign ministry, the ministry said in a statement.

Italy's foreign minister Angelino Alfano and cultural ministry under-secretary Dorina Bianchi and their Palestinian counterparts will give opening addresses at the seminar themed 'Turning Culture into Sustainable Development: Italian-Palestinian Cooperation in the Protection of Cultural Heritage'.

There will then follow the signing of several agreements and a joint press conference by Alfano and Palestinian Authority foreign minister Riad Malki, the ministry said.