Today the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, received at the Farnesina the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs.
With a view to the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (scheduled for 25 March 2017), the meeting gave the two Ministers an opportunity to reflect on the scenario that could unfold following the British referendum of 23 June. Minister Gentiloni emphasised the inclusive approach of the Founding Countries, which was attentively followed by the Latvian Minister, also in order to relaunch the European project which, in due time, will involve other Countries interested in the EU accession.
The meeting’s agenda also focused on the migration issue, entailing an exchange of views between the two Ministers on the Migration Compact and on the European Commission’s communiqué on the “Partnership Framework on migration”.
The meeting was also an opportunity to make an overview of the main international topical issues, including relations with Russia, the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw and the fight against Daesh in Syria, Iraq and Libya, in the light of Italy’s and Latvia’s common membership in the Global Coalition to counter Daesh.