Italian PM given a warm welcome, PM to meet shortly

New Delhi, Oct 30: Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who is on a two-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. Italian Prime Minister met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi a couple of minutes back. Gentiloni was welcomed by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Later in the day, Modi will hold delegation-level talks with Gentiloni, following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed. Gentiloni's visit to India is the first such visit in a decade. Romano Prodi was the last Italian Prime Minister to visit India in February 2007.

Earlier in the day Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni and his wife pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

News24Bureau with Agencies