A flu has forced the Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Melonito suspend the bilateral meeting that he was going to hold this Friday with the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez. An infection that will also absent her from the Euro-Mediterranean Summit euromed 9 which is celebrated this Friday in Alicante.
The meeting of “low profile”, of pure “courtesy” and “brief” that was set for this Friday in Alicante between Sánchez and Meloni “so that they get to know each other”, after meeting last month at the G20 summit in Indonesia, it will not occur because of a flu from the Italian prime minister.
The president had already anticipated his intention to meet Meloni after speaking with her on the phone to congratulate her by your choice. “Relations between Spain and Italy transcend governments and intertwine societies in multiple areas,” Sánchez said then, given that Meloni leads a government made up of Brothers from Italy and the League, of extreme rightand Forza Italia, right.
This absence causes the Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, be in charge of leading the delegation of the transalpine country at the MED9 summit, which starts this Friday afternoon and brings together Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia and Croatia. The appointment was initially scheduled for the end of September but the positive for covid-19 de Sánchez forced its postponement.
Summit with Macron
Previously, this same Friday morning in the same city, Sánchez met with the French president, Emmanuel Macronand the Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa and have formally presented the project of the new green hydrogen corridor (H2MED) to the president of the European Comission, Ursula von der Leyen, to seek the support of the EU. A project that will cost close to 2,500 million euros and will be ready in 2030.
According to government sources, Sánchez will have chance to hold a brief bilateral meeting with Macron, on the sidelines of the three-way meeting on green hydrogen, in which the two will review issues of mutual interest. From the Élysée they have specified that both presidents will review bilateral relations and discuss some projects energetic looking forward to 2023.