France ‘regrets’ Italy economy minister cancelling meeting
13 Jun 2018 – 15:58
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire talks to the press on June 13, 2018 following a press conference at the ADP headquarters in Tremblay-en-France near Roissy airport. AFP / ERIC PIERMONT
Paris: French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday said he regretted a decision by his Italian counterpart Giovanni Tria to cancel talks between the pair in a bitter row over migrants.
“The trip was cancelled at the Italians’ request and we regret it,” Le Maire said, adding that he had “many important subjects to discuss with Mr Tria” ahead of an EU summit at the end of June.