(Reuters) - Italy wants to finalise a $1 billion deal for Israel to
buy 30 M-346 Master training jets from aerospace and defence group
Finmeccanica´s Alenia Aermacchi unit as soon as possible, Prime
Minister Mario Monti said on Sunday.
Monti, who is on a visit to
Israel, made the comment to Italian
reporters after a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Italian news agencies reported.
"I confirm the government´s
intention to put the finishing touches on
this important contract as soon as possible," he was quoted as saying
by the Ansa news agency.
He said the deal would result in
a "leap of quality" in industrial
relations between Italy and Israel.