Silvio Berlusconi to meet Romanian PM Emil Boc in Bucharest next week

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (in picture) is expected to Bucharest early next week for discussions with the Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc, and for an Italian-Romanian intergovernmental meeting, according to Mediafax newswire.

Bogdan Aurescu and Alfredo Mantica, State Secretaries in the Romanian and Italian Foreign Ministries, announced in January that a new Italian-Romanian government meeting will be held in Bucharest in early May. Such a meeting was held in Rome in October 2008, managed by Silvio Berlusconi together with the then Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu.

Silvio Berlusconi is the second longest-serving Prime Minister of Italy, after Benito Mussolini. He held this position on three separate occasions: from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2006 and currently since 2008. Forbes magazine ranked him as the 118th richest man in the world in 2011, with a net worth of USD 7.8 billion.

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