Italy – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Rome, 6 July 2017)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Rome in order to take part in the ministerial conference on migration on July 6, organized by the Italian government.

This is an issue of priority concern in the current context of heavy migratory pressure.

This conference, which is entitled “A shared responsibility for a common goal: solidarity and security,” should provide an opportunity to discuss the migration crisis in the central Mediterranean, in the context of cooperation between European countries and the African transit countries. It will bring together the Algerian, German, Austrian, Egyptian, Spanish, Estonian, Ethiopian, French, Dutch, Italian, Libyan, Maltese, Nigerien, Sudanese, Chadian and Tunisian foreign ministers.

During this visit, Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet separately with his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano, and his Spanish counterpart, Alfonso Dastis, in order to take stock of key European and international issues, including the upcoming Western Balkans Summit in Trieste on July 12. He will discuss the main international crises with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Jean-Yves Le Drian will notably discuss bilateral issues with his Italian counterpart, in preparation for the next French-Italian summit scheduled to take place in the fall.