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Italy: Renzi calls for cooperation with Russia in fight against IS02:25

Italy: Renzi calls for cooperation with Russia in fight against IS

Italy, Rome
December 10, 2015 at 18:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke at the Mediterranean Dialogue 2015 (MED 15) in Rome, addressing the issues of migration and international 'terrorism,' Thursday.

During his speech, Renzi referred to the thousands of refugees, including many young children, who lose their lives in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Italy from North Africa. "Every day an ongoing massacre touches our conscience," he said while stressing that "Italy will keep doing what is possible for us" despite whatever criticisim may come its way from other EU nations.

On the issue of 'terrorism,' the Italian PM stressed the importance of enhancing international cooperation. He went on to say that "Europe and USA share with Moscow a strategic interest in bouncing back the expansion of Daesh, and the same is true for all other allies and friends with whom we are collaborating."

Around 300 representatives from 40 countries are taking part in the three-day forum including seven non-NATO countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. The Mediterranean Dialogue was first initiated by NATO in 1994.

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke at the Mediterranean Dialogue 2015 (MED 15) in Rome, addressing the issues of migration and international 'terrorism,' Thursday.

During his speech, Renzi referred to the thousands of refugees, including many young children, who lose their lives in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Italy from North Africa. "Every day an ongoing massacre touches our conscience," he said while stressing that "Italy will keep doing what is possible for us" despite whatever criticisim may come its way from other EU nations.

On the issue of 'terrorism,' the Italian PM stressed the importance of enhancing international cooperation. He went on to say that "Europe and USA share with Moscow a strategic interest in bouncing back the expansion of Daesh, and the same is true for all other allies and friends with whom we are collaborating."

Around 300 representatives from 40 countries are taking part in the three-day forum including seven non-NATO countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. The Mediterranean Dialogue was first initiated by NATO in 1994.

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