Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is on a 10-day foreign tour, arrived on Monday at Rome. Upon his arrival, Naveen was welcomed by the Indian Ambassador to Italy Dr Neena Malhotra.
During the courtesy call, Malhotra exchanged pleasantries with the Odisha CM and discussed his trip and the five-day stay in Europe.
Naveen is scheduled to meet Pope Francis in The Holy See, Vatican. Besides, he will meet Odia diaspora from various parts of Europe. The State would seek engaging diaspora in promoting the art and culture of Odisha.
Besides, the World Food Program (WFP) has extended an invitation to the Odisha CM to visit its Headquarters in Rome and share the transformative initiatives of Odisha in the field of food security and disaster management.
Naveen will be meeting the Executive Director of WFP David Beasley and the senior leadership of WFP. He will have detailed discussions on Odisha’s partnership with WFP and future projects which will further help the State in ensuring food security in a sustainable manner.