Italy is the “biggest” European country that the US could want dialogue with, far-right interior minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini told reporters during a visit to Washington on Monday.
“Italy is the biggest European country with which the US could and wants to have dialogue with,” Salvini told reporters after a meeting at the State Department with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“It is a very interesting conduit for both sides,” Salvini added.
Earlier, Salvini visite the national military cemetery at Arlington where he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visited the Lincoln Memorial, accompanied by Italy’s amabassador Armando Varricchio.
Salvini was latter due to meet Vice-President Mike Pence at the White House.