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Renzi meets Cameron in Downing Street

British prime minister greets Italian with warm handshake

01 April, 14:33
Renzi meets Cameron in Downing Street (ANSA) - London, April 1 - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi met British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday for a bilateral summit.

Cameron and Renzi shook hands warmly and exchanged greetings before entering the prime minister's residence in London.

The leaders are set to give a press conference after the talks.

Renzi has embarked on an ambitious reform programme to overhaul Italy's slow, expensive political apparatus and revive the economy. The 39-year-old, Italy's youngest-ever premier, has also had bilateral meetings with United States President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel since unseating his Democratic Party (PD) colleague Enrico Letta and taking power in February.