Italian minister cancels Paris meeting over migrant spat | 2018-06-14 | daily-sun.com

Italian minister cancels Paris meeting over migrant spat

    14 June, 2018 12:00 AM printer

ROME: Italy’s Economy Minister Giovanni Tria cancelled a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris on Wednesday as a diplomatic row spiralled over Rome’s refusal to take in an overcrowded migrant ship, reports AFP.

“The minister #GiovanniTria has cancelled his meeting with the French Minister of the Economy and Finance (Bruno) #LeMaire,” his ministry said on Twitter.

The tweet confirmed that Tria’s meeting with German Economy Minister Olaf Scholz scheduled for Thursday would go ahead in Berlin. “The trip was cancelled at the Italians’ request and we regret it,” Le Maire responded, adding that he had “many important subjects to discuss with Mr Tria” ahead of a EU summit at the end of June.

“We hope this meeting will be able to take place very quickly,” he said in a ministry statement.


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