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Modern diplomatic relations between the two countries were established right after Italy's unification, and are today regarded as cordial.

The two states cooperate in the fields of energy, culture and tourism, with Italy being a major trading partner of Greece, both in exports and imports.

During the World War I, both Italy and Greece were members of the Allies and fought against the Central Powers but when the Italians found that Greece had been promised land in Anatolia at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919, the Italian delegation withdrew from the conference for several months.

Italy occupied parts of Anatolia which threatened the Greek occupation zone and the city of Smyrna.

In early 1912, during the Italo-Turkish War, Italy occupied the predominantly Greek-inhabited Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea from the Ottoman Empire.

Greece and Italy are NATO allies and maintain a close military cooperation.

Both countries are full members of many international organizations, including NATO, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the OECD and the WTO.

Greece and Italy were also part of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme (2007–2013), for the boost of cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean Sea.

In July 2014, an official artistic exhibition with the title "Italy – Greece: one face, one race" was inaugurated in Rome on the occasion of the passing of the EU Council Presidency from Greece to Italy.

The title of the exhibition refers to an Italian saying, una faccia, una razza (Greek: "mia fatsa mia ratsa"), often used in Greece to express the perception of close cultural affinities between Greeks and Italians.

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