Rome, 25 May 2023 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Italy, Antonio Tajani, welcomed the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Catherine Colonna, at Farnesia in Rome.

The collaboration between Italy and France in addressing the migration crisis has been a significant aspect of their shared interests and responsibilities in the European Union (EU) and the world and was the center of discussion during the meeting.

Italy and France have cooperated so far to resolve present issues, beginning with the migration crisis.

Italy, due to its geographical location in the Mediterranean, has been one of the primary entry points for migrants crossing the sea in search of safety and better opportunities.

France, as a neighboring EU member state, has also been directly impacted by the migration flows and has played a crucial role in addressing the challenges associated with the crisis.

Both countries, along with other EU member states, have been working together to develop comprehensive strategies to address the humanitarian aspects of the crisis, including providing shelter, healthcare, and legal support to those in need.

They have been actively engaged in diplomatic efforts and development projects aimed at fostering stability, economic growth, and conflict resolution in countries of origin.

By addressing the underlying factors that force individuals to flee their homes, the two countries are working to mitigate the pressures that lead to irregular migration.

Moreover, Italy and France have collaborated on initiatives related to burden-sharing and the resettlement of refugees within the EU.

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They have been part of broader discussions and agreements at the EU level to ensure a fair distribution of responsibility among member states.

It is worth noting that the migration crisis is a complex and multifaceted issue involving various political, social, and economic dynamics.

While Italy and France have made collective efforts to address the challenges, there have been differences in approaches and opinions within the EU, which have at times, strained the collaborative efforts.

However, the recognition of their shared interests and responsibilities has generally fostered a cooperative spirit to find common solutions.

Their joint efforts encompass managing the humanitarian aspects of the crisis, addressing the root causes of migration, and promoting burden-sharing and resettlement within the EU.