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Italian Minister Scraps Trip Over French Official’s Remarks

The officials remarks criticized the Italian premier’s migration policy

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani on Thursday abruptly canceled a trip to Paris, calling "unacceptable" remarks by the French interior minister criticizing the Italian premier's migration policy.

Italy had demanded clarification of the remarks by French minister Gerald Darmanin to RMC radio blaming Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni for increasing numbers of migrants, notably minors, at the French-Italian border.

Darmanin told the broadcaster that Meloni "is incapable of resolving the migration problems for which she was elected." He also accused her of "lying to the population," a "vice" he said that was shared by the far-right.

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