Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron in Rome on Sunday – just hours after she formally took office.
Macron thus became the first head of state to meet Prime Minister Meloni. The two had an hour-long meeting in central Rome. Afterwards, Macron promised on Twitter that they would work together “with dialogue and ambition”.
Meloni’s office describes the meeting with Macron as informal and “friendly and fruitful”. They talked about the need for quick and joint action on the energy crisis, support for Ukraine and migration.
Macron’s office said the talks were sincere and “pragmatic and constructive”.
Meloni and her 24 ministers were formally installed on Saturday. Her party, the Brothers of Italy, won the election on September 25 this year together with a right-wing coalition.