PRESS RELEASE 164
State Secretary for European Union travels to Italy to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in Europe
23/10/2020

The State Secretary for the European Union, Juan González-Barba, has made a working trip to Italy. Italy and Spain are two partners with excellent relations that share similar analyses and positions at a European level. This trip allowed the State secretary to review the main issues on the bilateral and European agendas.

During his stay in Rome, the State secretary met with his Italian counterpart, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola. He also held meetings with the Under-secretary for Foreign Affairs, Manlio Di Stefano, and with the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Upper House, Dario Stefáno. The State secretary addressed the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic with his counterparts, the state of bilateral relations and important areas of European affairs, such as the EU Recovery Plan, the rule of law, Brexit, the Multiannual Financial Framework, the new Migration and Asylum Pact and the Conference on the future of Europe, among others.

This visit is framed within a rise in high-level meetings between the two countries, particularly in the last year. Evidence of this is that this visit has taken place following the meeting this very week of the 17th Spain-Italy Forum for Dialogue, and one month before the holding of the bilateral summit.

The State secretary took the opportunity to reiterate to Italy the message of the great harmony between our two countries and an interest in coordinating a large number of dossiers at an EU level. Both countries share pro-European convictions and an interest in further developing integration together. Their shared wish is to take the maximum advantage of bilateral harmony to make progress in Europe, such as the swift implementation of the Recovery Fund, forge a new European Migration and Asylum Pact that combines the principles of solidarity and responsibility, assign great importance to the reflection process of the Conference on the Future of Europe and collaborate on the Southern Neighbourhood Policy.

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