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France and Italy


Italy – Meeting between Mr. Laurent Fabius, Mr. Jean-Yves le Drian and their counterparts (Caen, March 21, 2015)

This meeting, which will be held in the 2+2 format, will provide an opportunity to discuss key international issues: preparations for the European Council on June 25 and 26 devoted to European defense, the situation in Ukraine and Libya, and the fight against terrorism, notably in Africa. Bilateral cooperation, including in the armaments field, will also be discussed.


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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