In the statement, Italy said it was ready to promote closer contact between Moscow and European Union institutions to the best of its ability.
Russia and Italy stated that they had similar approaches to many issues.
The joint statement also mentioned the two countries’ readiness to start implementing projects to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as soon as possible.
Russia and Italy also recorded progress in military, technical and defence industry cooperation.
The document said the two sides had closely studied current international issues, including the threat of terrorism and the crisis situations in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan.