As Italy prepares security deal with Ukraine, White House announces PM's visit in March

Feb 24, 2024 617

BY: Doug Cunningham

As the White House Friday announced a March 1 visit by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, the Italian government said a security agreement with Ukraine will be finalized in the next few days. Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani told Italy's Parliament "I am here to inform you about the willingness to continue negotiations for a cooperation, security and defense agreement with Ukraine, which the prime minister will finalize in the next few days."

On Friday, the White House said in a statement, "President Biden will welcome Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy to the White House on March 1 to reaffirm the strong relationship between the United States and Italy. "They will discuss shared approaches to address global challenges, including their commitment to continue supporting Ukraine as it confronts Russia's aggression."

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