Italy economy minister cancels Paris meeting over migrant spat

Rome (AFP) – Italy’s Economy Minister Giovanni Tria cancelled a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris on Wednesday amid a diplomatic row over a migrant ship that Rome refused to accept.

“The minister #GiovanniTria has cancelled his meeting with the French Minister of the Economy and Finance (Bruno) #LeMaire,” the ministry said on Twitter.

The tweet confirmed that Tria’s meeting with German Economy Minister Olaf Scholz scheduled for Thursday would go ahead in Berlin.