Matters of mutual interest were discussed recently when newly appointed Italian Ambassador, Dr. Silvio Mignano, called on acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett.

During the talks held at the Ministry???s Culloden Road location, the officials discussed a number of issues on which they could collaborate.

These included climate change, an air services agreement between the two countries, tourism and a double taxation agreement.

They also spoke about ways in which the cultural industry could be further developed, the possibility of having a fashion centre based in Barbados to service the region, and the prospect of using Italian expertise to assist in the restoration of old buildings in Bridgetown.

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