Italy – France’s solidarity following floods - Joint communique issued by the ministry for Europe and foreign Affairs and the ministry of the Interior and overseas france


Following the heavy floods that have hit northern Italy, particularly Emilia-Romagna, France has offered its assistance to the Italian authorities.

At their meeting in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G7 summit, President Macron expressed to the Italian Prime Minister, Ms Giorgia Meloni, France’s solidarity with the people severely affected by the floods.

In this context, France is providing Italy with a high-capacity water-pumping module that will be able to deal with more than 5,400 cubic metres per hour. The module is currently being deployed to the affected areas. It will be operated by a 40-strong specialized unit of the armed forces emergency services (FORMISC).