The relationship between France and Italy is based on mutual respect between our two countries and their leaders. C’est l’esprit du Traité du Quirinal.

It is also in a spirit of solidarity that the French government wishes to work with Italy to face the common challenge that represents the rapid increase in migratory flows, particularly from the central Mediterranean.

Cette question doit être treatede par l’ensemble des Etats membres, en gardant à l’esprit que nous ne pourrons réussir et être efficaces que dans la concertation et un dialogue apaisé.

The external dimension of migrations, which implies notably the strengthening of cooperation with the countries of origin or transit of migrants, is one of the pillars of the European strategy and is the subject of exchanges between the French and Italian governments. , notably entre les deux ministres des Affaires étrangères.