Conte, not Salvini shd meet Macron says France

Italian ministers meet their counterparts - spokesman

(ANSA) - Paris, February 8 - Premier Giuseppe Conte and not Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini should meet French President Emmanuel Macron after France recalled its ambassador citing "unprecedented attacks", a French government spokesman said Friday.
    Commenting on Salvini's willingness Thursday to meet Macron, Benjamin Griveaux told Europe 1: "Dialogue has never been broken off, but there is also a premier in Italy, his name is Giuseppe Conte, he is the head of the Italian government and Macron has met him many times".
    He went on "as you know, these Italian ministers have already sat down with their French counterparts on the occasion of the various European councils they take part in".