'Silk Road': careful to defend national interests - PM (2)

BRI doens't change euro Atlantic placement

(ANSA) - Rome, March 11 - Sources at the premier's office said Monday "in the collaboration with China, as with any other country, we place the utmost attention on the defence of our national interests, the protection of strategic infrastructure, including that of telecommunications, and therefore cybersecurity. The text (of the possible memorandum on the Belt and Road Initiative, BRI, or 'Silk Road'), at Italy's request, sets out with great clarity this possible collaboration in the principles, dear to the EU, of transparency and financial and environmental sustainability".
    The sources said the Italian initiative on the BRI, "set out on an economic and commercial plane, does not redesign the framework of our political relations and the euro Atlantic placement of our country".


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