Offbeat France and Italy sign in Rome a treatise of cooperation with large pomp
Emmanuel Macron will meet the pope François in Rome on November 26th
© Alessandra Tarantino / Pool / AFP Emmanuel Macron will be received by Pope Francis on November 26 in Rome. After the revelations on pedocinal attacks in the Church in France, this visit will be crucial for the Vatican. In parallel with his visit to the Pope, the head of state will sign a bilateral treaty for cooperation with Italy.
L A and the signed Friday with great pomp in Rome a bilateral cooperation treaty strengthened to consolidate a Proven relationship in recent years with a diplomatic blossom and in a transition context in with the departure of .
The Treaty was initialed shortly after 09:00 (08:00 GMT) at the Presidential Palace of the Quirinal by the French Presidentand the Chief of the Government of Mario Draghi, in the presence of the Italian President Sergio Mattartella.
The three men exchanged up long braces while the patrol of France and its Italian equivalent, the tricolor arrows, overlooked the capital, leaving in the sky a plume of smoke in the colors of the two countries.
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Amid tensions with Turkey and Russia, the US and Greece are making plans to expand their defense cooperation."MDCA is the bedrock of our defense cooperation," Blinken said in a statement, referring to what is essentially a bilateral defense agreement.
This "treated for enhanced bilateral cooperation", said Treaty of Quirinal, is rare in Europe: it is only the second treaty signed by France after that of the Elysee, signed in 1963, with Germany, completed By that of Aachen in 2019.
It was announced in 2017 but had been frozen after the 2018 training of a populist government led by the 5-star movement with the League (far right) of Matteo Salvini.
The crisis culminated early 2019 when the Vice-President of the Italian Council, Luigi di Maio, had met a leader in France in France. Shortly before, Matteo Salvini, Minister of the Interior, had called for the resignation of the French President.
To protest, Paris had temporarily recalled his ambassador to Italy, Christian Masset, the most serious diplomatic crisis between the two neighbors since 1945.
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Concretely, the Treaty provides for the axes of enhanced cooperation in the field of diplomacy and defense, in the transitions digital and environmental, culture and education, economic and industrial cooperation, and space.
This Treaty, whose exact content has not yet been made public, must establish a common civil service for young people.
According to diplomats, it also provides for the reciprocal invitation of ministers to the Councils of the Ministers of the two countries, on the model of the Treaty of Aachen.
France and Italy are the 2nd and 3rd economies of the euro area behind Germany. Together, they represent nearly one-third of the citizens of the EU and its GDP.
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