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Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte

May 8, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Italian Republic Giuseppe Conte.

Vladimir Putin and Giuseppe Conte exchanged greetings on the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazism and expressed their confidence that the lessons of the tragic events of World War II will promote the international community’s consolidation in countering today’s threats and challenges.

The two leaders also discussed successful Russian-Italian cooperation in combatting the coronavirus pandemic. Giuseppe Conte thanked Russia for its timely aid during the difficult period of the epidemic in Italy and noted its effectiveness and the high skills of the Russian military experts and doctors, who are now completing their humanitarian mission. It was agreed that close cooperation between the specialised ministries and agencies would continue.

A positive assessment was given to the current level of friendly Russian-Italian relations. The sides stressed that it was important to further develop interaction in trade, the economy and other spheres, as well as to strengthen cooperation in international affairs, including in the context of the Libyan and other regional crises.

May 8, 2020