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President Amherd Strengthens Ties with Italy

President Viola Amherd met with Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Georgia Meloni on Friday, 3 May in Rome. The meeting focused on the good neighbourly relations between Switzerland and Italy, the ongoing negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union, the security situation in Europe and global issues.

2024-05-03 19:45:23
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

President Viola Amherd met with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Georgia Meloni in Rome on Friday, 3 May 2024. The meeting focused on the good relations between Switzerland and Italy, ongoing negotiations with the European Union, security in Europe, and global issues.

Discussions highlighted the close ties between the two countries, with thousands of Italians living in Switzerland and Swiss in Italy, and significant trade between the nations. Cooperation in transport and migration policy was a key topic, aiming to strengthen rail transport and address European challenges in migration.

President Amherd also discussed Switzerland's EU policy and efforts to enhance migration management in Italy. The leaders touched on the Council of Europe's founding 75 years ago by Italy and Switzerland’s membership.

The war in Ukraine and preparations for a peace conference were also discussed. President Amherd was informed about Italy’s G7 presidency and discussions on relations with African nations and the situation in the Middle East.

Amherd will visit the Holy See to hold talks with Pope Francis and attend the swearing-in ceremony for new recruits of the Pontifical Swiss Guard on Monday, 6 May..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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