LAHORE - Italian Ambassador in Pakistan Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Tuesday. Matters of mutual interest, promotion of cooperation in different sectors including energy and strengthening of bilateral relations were discussed during the meeting.

The Chief Minister during talks highlighted strong friendly relations between Pakistan and Italy and underscored the need for further promoting trade relations between the two countries. He said maximum exchange of trade delegations between Pakistan and Italy should be held.

The chief minister said that Italy has special expertise in generating energy from solar power and other alternative resources. He said that cooperation of Italy will be welcomed in energy sector. Italian Ambassador said that Italy has expertise in waste to energy and solar energy and wants to cooperate with Punjab in energy sector.