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Albares and Di Maio discussed about the creation of an Italian-Spanish investment forum

Fonte foto: MAUC

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, met on January 13, 2022 in Brest (France) the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi di Maio, to discuss issues such as the southern neighborhood of the EU, stability in the Mediterranean and the possible creation of an investment forum for the joint participation of companies from both countries in EU-funded projects.

As reported by Albares via his Twitter account, the two ministers held a meeting on the sidelines of the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers (Gymnich) in which they talked about the "mechanisms for continuing to strengthen our bilateral political and economic relations, the shared priorities in the EU and in the southern neighborhood, key to the stability of the Mediterranean ".

Di Maio reported through the same social network that he had held a meeting with Albares, in which both confirmed their "satisfaction with Italy-Spain bilateral relations and joint work in the EU" and exchanged "opinions on the electoral process in Libya ".

According to diplomatic sources informed by the Europa Press agency, the two ministers also discussed the possibility of creating a joint investment forum so that companies from each of the two countries can participate in projects financed by Next Generation EU in the other country. Spain and Italy are the two countries that will receive the most funds from the EU recovery plan.

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