Il presidente del consiglio italiano Paolo Gentiloni si trova a Ottawa, oggi 21 aprile 2017, dove ha incontrato il primo ministro canadese Justin Trudeau.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni are on Parliament Hill discussing the upcoming G7 summit in Italy and a broad range of international issues.
The two leaders held a joint press conference shortly before noon, during which they discussed Trudeau's trip to Italy next month to attend the annual G7 summit. Trudeau said he will have an audience with Pope Francis during that trip.
The leaders also condemned yesterday's deadly attack in Paris and answered questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's recent pronouncements on trade and Canada's immigration policy.
Earlier, Trudeau welcomed Gentiloni to his Centre Block office and thanked him for his support on the Canada EU free trade deal.
He also mentioned the "tremendously strong" Italian community in Canada and the "tremendously strong" trade ties between the two countries.
"On a broad range of things, we find ourselves tremendously aligned," Trudeau said during a brief photo op.
Gentiloni offered congratulations on Canada's 150th birthday, and agreed the two countries share "the same line" on many issues.
"We are living in interesting times and this common vision, I think, will be helpful for us and for the world," he said.
Italy hosts G7 in May
The Ottawa meeting came a day after Gentiloni was praised by Trump during a visit to Washington.
Italy is to host the G7 leaders' summit next month, which will be part of Trump's entry into the world of multilateral summitry.
Trump on Thursday praised Italy's contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and its efforts to promote stability in Libya.
Italy has also committed to increase its defence spending to two per cent of gross domestic product, the target Trump wants all NATO members to reach, but Trudeau has said Canada is already doing its fair share.
Italy supports free-trade agreements, something Trump has poured cold water on repeatedly, including this week when he said he was anxious to see some "some very big changes" to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The G7 follows the NATO leaders' summit in Brussels, which both Trump and Trudeau are expected to attend.