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Minister Gentiloni receives his German and French counterparts in Rome

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, will receive German Foreign Minister Franck-Walter Steinmeier and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault tomorrow in Rome. The meeting will be hosted at Villa Madama. After the meeting, the Foreign Affairs Ministers will hold a joint press conference.

The meeting’s agenda will focus on the Syrian dossier, following the alarming developments on the ground, but also on European security and defence, relations with Russia, migration flows and the future of Europe after the British referendum and in light of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, and the Summit of the 27 EU member States to be held in March 2017.

The meeting is an Italian initiative, which also follows in the wake of the Ventotene Summit held last August between Italy, France and Germany, and offers the principal EU post-Brexit Countries the opportunity to discuss the major challenges facing Europe.