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Macron in Rome on Official Visit

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7Dnews London

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:44 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron is paying an official visit to Rome on Wednesday September 18th, in an attempt to mend relations damaged by Italy's previous populist far-right government, AFP reported.

Macron is expected to hold official talks with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, as well as having a working dinner with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

The Élysée described the visit as "fundamentally and symbolically" important.

"This is a visit to turn the page on a difficult chapter and show that it's possible to start again on the right foot, without fallout from previous tensions," said Giampiero Gramaglia, European expert at Rome's Institute for International Affairs.

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