France recalls Amb. in Italy for “consultations”

PARIS, The French government on Thursday recalled its ambassador in Italy for consultations following a series of “provocations” from Italian officials.

“For several months France has been the subject of repeated accusations, unfounded attacks and outrageous declarations that everyone knows and can have in mind,” the French ministry said in a statement.

It added that these attacks have been “unprecedented since the end of the war.

“This new provocation is unacceptable between neighboring countries and partners at the heart of the EU,” the French foreign ministry said, referring to a recent meeting between Italy’s deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio and France’s anti-government yellow vest protesters.

However, France called on Italy to seek to restore relations of friendship and mutual respect between both countries.

In a tweet, Di Maio wrote: “The winds of change have crossed the Alps”.

Source: Kuwait News Agency