According to the newspaper La Repubblica, the talks will address issues on the “Twenty,” particularly the situation in the east of Ukraine.
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio will visit Washington, where he is scheduled to hold talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday. This is reported on Sunday by the newspaper La Repubblica, noting that the Italian minister is the first of the European ones to be received by the new American administration.
According to the publication, citing sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, the talks will address issues on the agenda of the G20, which Italy chairs, the problems of providing vaccines and fighting the pandemic, as well as international topics such as relations with Russia and China, as well as the situation in eastern Ukraine, where there is an aggravation of the conflict. According to the publication, Di Maio will try to attract the American pharmaceutical industry to Italy against the background of the US intention to relocate its enterprises, including the production of vaccines, which are located in China. Di Maio will also meet with chief U.S. epidemiologist Anthony Fauci.
Formally, the trip is timed to coincide with the 160th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. In a joint letter published earlier, Di Maio and Blinken called for strengthening EU-US relations at all levels, giving them a new impetus, and stated common joint global goals and values.