Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski welcomed H.E. Italian Ambassador Carlo Lo Cascio at Niš City Hall and the two officials talked about the improvement of cooperation in the field of economy, tourism and culture. Mayor Sotirovski said that the two friendly countries were connected by many topics and that they would work together to motivate Italian businessmen to invest even more in this part of Serbia. The convenience for further development of cooperation is Niš-Bergamo airline as well as built road corridors and those planned to be built, with the expectations of introducing direct flights from Niš Airport to new destinations in Italy. Niš is ready to provide Italian investors with all the necessary logistical support. The issues of dual education and the access to ancient tombs in the area of the former Nitex Company now owned by the Italian company was raised at the meeting as well. His Excellency reminded that 600 Italian companies were present in Serbia employing 30 000 workers thus having direct impact on the local economic development of the communities where they are operating. After the meeting with the Mayor Sotirovski the Ambassador Lo Cascio met with the members of the Italian business community in South East Serbia. Welcoming the guests Mayor Sotirovski said that the City Hall was always open for all of them and expressed readiness for joint implementation of new initiatives and constant improvement and enrichment of cooperation.