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Italy – Mr. Harlem Désir’s participation in a conference organized by the Aspen Institute (Rome, May 15, 2015)

Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will today participate in Rome in a conference organized by the Aspen Institute entitled “What can Europeans do together to form a political union?” alongside Mr. Giorgio Napolitano, former President of the Republic of Italy, Mr. Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Sandro Gozi, his Italian counterpart.

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Franco-Italian relations are dense, commensurate with the cooperation with one of France’s neighboring partners, founding member of the European Union, and closely linked through economic trade, culture, and history to our country.

Bilateral cooperation is marked by an annual summit, institutionalized in February 1982 in Rome. The 29th summit was held in Rome on April 26th, 2011. It helped ease the bilateral relationship, marked by tensions regarding Libyan, migration, and economic issues:

Updated on 01.10.12



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