Giorgia Meloni is expected at around 4.30 pm in Algiers for her first bilateral visit abroad since she has been prime minister.
A two-day appointment focused on the energy dossier, in view of the Mattei Plan that the Prime Minister has in mind to make Italy an energy hub in the Mediterranean, but also on industry, innovation, start-ups and micro-enterprises.
The official visit coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of the friendship treaty between the two countries, signed on 27 January 2003. Meloni will be welcomed at the airport by Algerian Prime Minister Aimen Benabderrahmane, with whom in the evening she will participate in an official dinner in a restaurant of a large capital hotel.
On the first day of the official visit, at 5.15 pm she, accompanied by the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab, will go to the Martyr's Monument to lay a wreath.
At 17.45, a visit to the Italian Navy ship Carabiniere is scheduled, which landed at the port of Algiers on the occasion of this bilateral.
Tomorrow at 10, he will make a symbolic stop at the Mattei Garden, to pay homage to the founder of ENI, then he will go to the Bastion 23 fortress-museum, a historic monument in the casbah.
At 11.30 the ceremonial foresees the arrival at the El Mouradia palace, for the official meeting with the President of the Algerian Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune: the two will hold statements to the press at 13, before the official lunch.
The Italian delegation also includes the managing director of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, and the president of Confindustria, Carlo Bonomi.
Some private agreements will also be signed at the presidential palace.
Some focus on natural gas, of which Algeria became Italy's main supplier after the war in Ukraine.
Others the industrial sector, including the naval one, as reported by the newspaper L'
Then Meloni should leave for Italy around 3 pm, a few hours earlier than initially planned.