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January 2 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 pm


The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the Migration and Mobility Agreement between India and Italy, reflecting a commitment to fortify ties and address irregular migration. This agreement spans various segments like students, skilled workers, businesspersons, and young professionals, emphasizing the people-to-people connection between the two nations.

Key Provisions:

Temporary Residence for Indian Students:

  • Graduates seeking professional exposure in Italy post-academic or vocational training can secure temporary residency for up to 12 months.

Reserved Quotas for Workers:

  • The agreement outlines quotas for non-seasonal and seasonal Indian workers. There is a reserved quota range over the years 2023-2025 under Italy’s existing Flows Decree.
  • The “Flow Decree” sets the maximum number of non-EU citizens entering Italy for work and self-employment.


  • The agreement is valid for 5 years, with automatic renewal unless terminated.
  • A Joint Working Group (JWG) will oversee implementation, convening periodically to evaluate progress and propose supportive measures.


Key Facts About Italy:

·       Geography:

·       Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe, surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, and Mediterranean Sea.

·       Borders with Austria, France, the Holy See, San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland, and maritime borders with several countries.

·       Government: Republic

·       Capital: Rome

·       Currency: Euro

·       Geographical Features:

·       Major Mountains: Alps, Apennines

·       Major Rivers: Po, Adige, Arno, Tiber

Other Areas of Cooperation:

Historical Ties:

  • Italy’s ancient port cities were significant trading posts on the spice route.
  • Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, traveled to India in the 13th century, leaving behind records of his experiences.

Political Relations:

  • Established in 1947, political relations were elevated to a Strategic Partnership in March 2023.

Economic Ties:

  • Bilateral trade valued at USD 14.25 billion in 2022-23.
  • Italy is among India’s top 5 trading partners in the European Union.

Security Collaboration:

  • The India-Italy Military Cooperation Group (MCG) enhances defense cooperation.

Other Initiatives:

  • India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor
  • Global Biofuel Alliance
  • Blue-Raman project


The Migration and Mobility Agreement marks a strategic step for India and Italy, enhancing collaboration and fostering deeper connections. It is part of a broader relationship encompassing historical ties, political alignment, economic collaboration, and joint initiatives across various domains. This agreement reflects the commitment of both nations to facilitate the movement of people and promote shared prosperity.


January 2
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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