Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has arrived in Ankara Monday on an official trip upon an invitation by his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul.

Napolitano was greeted at the Esenboga International Airport by Turkish State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis, Governor of Ankara Kemal Onal and Italian Ambassador in Ankara Carlo Marsili.

During Napolitano's visit to Turkey, issues such as bilateral relations, Turkey-EU relations, regional and international matters would get discussed between Napolitano's delegation and Turkish authorities.

President Napolitano will proceed to western province of Izmir after completing official talks in Ankara. In Izmir, Napolitano will meet with Italian citizens living in Turkey and visit several historical sites.