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Italian defence ministry to visit France

Italian defence ministry to visit France

Italy’s defence minister Lorenzo Guerini is set to visit Paris on Tuesday to meet his French counterpart Florence Parly.

The two defence ministers scheduled to discuss the latest developments in the Sahel region, East Mediterranean, Lebanon, European defence, and Libya issue. Minister Guerini’s visit comes as part of repeated consultations with Mrs parly due to close interests over peace and defence issues, LANA reports.

Meantime, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in Washington on Monday to celebrate the 160th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship. The top officials have committed to renewing the deep and productive ties between the United States and Italy.

The two diplomats also discussed the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in Libya, spokesman for the State Department Ned Price said.