Michele Geraci, undersecretary of the Italian economic development ministry, wrote in a Financial Times op-ed that Italy's Belt and Road agreement with China could be a blueprint for other European countries.
Asked whether India-China ties are back on track, Misri said: "the bilateral relationship between India and China is of great significance not just to the two countries, but also to the larger region and the global community".
Mattarella said Xi's visit was an expression of the "solidity of the bond and mutual respect" between the two countries that celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2020.
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign the memorandum of understanding on Saturday, despite objections from USA allies and doubts within the coalition government that it could give China greater political influence in Europe and the West.
While Xi did not state which ports fall under the agreement, Conte previously indicated that its eastern coastal city of Trieste and western coastal city of Genoa, which houses Italy's largest port, are likely candidates for funding. During his visit to Italy, Beijing and Rome are likely to sign a memorandum of cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative despite the efforts of the United States to prevent Italy from joining the BRI.
In a speech delivered at the dialogue, Jiang Jianguo, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, proposed the establishment of a regular exchange and cooperation mechanism between the two countries' media to boost integrated media development and experience-sharing. This "debt trap" has already occurred in Sri Lanka and the Maldives due to Belt and Road projects.
Monaco Telecom, the main telecommunications provider in the city-state, signed an MOU with Chinese telecom giant Huawei on February 27 pledging that the two companies will work together to develop Monaco's 5G capabilities, including for the Internet of Things, Big Data, and cloud services.Читайте также: Sir Bradley Wiggins: 'Ratcliffe takeover of Team Sky ideal for Brailsford'
Washington has warned its European allies that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei could use its next-generation 5G technology as a "backdoor" for espionage activities.
Unlike its southern neighbor, France will not sign on to the One Belt, One Road project, although the two countries are set to sign deals in areas including energy, transportation, agriculture, and finance.
Xi's visit comes a week after the European Union released a ten-point plan outlining a shift to more assertive relations with Beijing, warning that China was a "rival" to the bloc as well as its biggest trading partner.
Alessandro Banfi, a director with the Italian TV network Mediaset, said he has just returned from a trip to China, where he had in-depth discussions with Chinese counterparts and found ample room for collaboration.
That hasn't been enough for allies like Emmanuel Macron.
'Europe has woken up about China, ' he told reporters on arrival at a summit in Brussels on Thursday. The U.S. State Department earlier this month slammed rights violations in China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen "since the 1930s".
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