Italy states a much more important relationship with the United States than China

Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio spoke at a press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on June 28, 2021 in Rome, Italy, Fiera Roma. (Pool via Andrew Harnick / Reuters)

Rome-Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday that relations between Rome and the United States were far more important than relations with China.

The United States has expressed concern about its ties between Italy and China, especially after the former Italian government signed the Belt and Road Infrastructure Drive in Beijing in 2019.

“We are a strong trading partner with China and have a historic relationship, but it is absolutely incomparable and does not interfere with our values ‚Äč‚Äčalliance with the United States,” Dimaio said in a press conference. I mentioned in. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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