Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio and Argentina's foreign minister and minister of international trade Felipe Sola on Friday agreed to reinforce political dialogue between their countries, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
"The two ministers assessed the excellent state of bilateral relations, which are marked by deep historic and cultural ties, also thanks to the presence in Argentina of the largest Italian community abroad," said the statement issued after Di Maio and Sola held talks in Rome.
"Well-established and strategic economic cooperation also exists, enriched by the activities of a sizeable number of Italian companies," the statement went on.
"For these reasons, the two ministers agreed that it is opportune to further deepen political dialogue, also in view of the upcoming G20 events and the COP26 climate summit as well as the tenth Italy-Latin America-Caribbean conference."
During their meeting, Di Maio and Sola reviewed the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the latest developments in Latin America, especially in crisis-hit Venezuela, according to the statement.