Italy – Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (23.01.19)

Q : What is your response to the recurrent attacks by the Italian authorities against France, including the most recent remarks by Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini this morning?

A : These baseless statements should be viewed in the context of Italian domestic politics. They are unacceptable.

This is why the Italian ambassador was summoned to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs on Monday. We reaffirmed the boundaries that must be observed in order to ensure that relations based on cooperation and friendship prevail between France and Italy.