The Italian Foreign Ministry’s Secretary-General, Ambassador Ettore Francesco Sequi, today received a delegation of the Spanish Congress of Deputies led by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Pau Marì-Klose.
The meeting offered the opportunity to further tighten cooperation between the two Countries, also in view of the upcoming Italian-Spanish Summit. In particular, Ambassador Sequi and Chairman Marì-Klose discussed the reform of the Stability Pact, expressing satisfaction for the EU Commission’s reopening the debate on the European Union’s governance. Sequi and Marì-Klose also discussed Italy’s and Spain’s commitment within the EU, which made it possible to relaunch and reinforce the partnership with the Southern Mediterranean Countries. The talks also highlighted the common standpoints on the issue of migration and of the security and defence policy within the EU and NATO.
The meeting followed the Visit of State in Spain by President Mattarella last November and the meeting that Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio had with his counterpart Albares on that occasion, which offered the opportunity to take stock of a vast array of dossiers. Minister Di Maio too received a delegation of Spanish Members of Parliament yesterday. The Spanish parliamentarians recently met with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Piero Fassino, and with the Undersecretary of State for European Affairs, Enzo Amendola.