Rome - "Italy is backing the serious mediation efforts" initiated by Kuwait to end the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. "It is now imperative to sit around the negotiating table." These words were spoken by Pasquale Salzano, the Italian Ambassador to Qatar, on the sidelines of the 12th Conference of Italian Ambassadors currently underway at the Farnesina. The ambassador drew attention to the "very important" step made by Doha in recent days with "its approval of laws against the financing of terrorism, and with the signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Qatar and the Unites States to fight international terrorism." "Against this background, as was also pointed out by the Emir in his first speech to the nation addressing the crisis, it is possible to sit around the negotiating table," added Salzano, voicing his hope that "all the Gulf monarchies will be able to sit around the table and find an agreed solution." "It is very important that this should happen, and Italy strongly supports this mediation with the United States and other European partners, and we truly hope that Kuwaits mediation will have a positive outcome," concluded the Italian Ambassador to Qatar, saying he was "quite confident".