The Secretary General of the Farnesina, Ambassador Ettore Francesco Sequi, received the Ambassador of Ireland to Italy, Patricia O’Brien, today, just a few weeks from Italy’s handover to Ireland of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
Ambassador Sequi underscored the long-standing friendship between Rome and Dublin, which is reflected in broad and constructive cooperation at both the bilateral and multilateral levels.
Their discussion was an opportunity to exchange views on the main questions on the European and international agendas, and to find convergence on many dossiers.
Ambassador Sequi and Ambassador O’Brien discussed relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, not least in the light of the latest developments in Britain’s domestic political situation. Both reiterated the need to apply the post-Brexit agreements between London and Brussels in the correct manner and confirmed their support for the European Commission’s approach.
Ambassador Sequi and Ambassador O’Brien also exchanged views on the war in Ukraine. They condemned the continuation of the Russian aggression. They also agreed on the need for rapid and effective action at the international level to overcome the block on grain exports and alleviate the consequences of the global food crisis.