June 13, 2018 / 2:35 PM / 9 months ago

Italy has not sought French apology over migration row - Elysee

FILE PHOTO - Interior Minister Matteo Salvini gestures as he arrives at the Italian Business Association Confcommercio meeting in Rome, Italy, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

MOUCHAMPS, France (Reuters) - Italy’s prime minister has not demanded an apology from France over an immigration row between the two countries, the French presidency said on Wednesday.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who is also deputy premier and the leader of the anti-immigrant League party, earlier on Wednesday called on France to apologise.

“For now, we have not received any request from the Italian prime minister for an apology, nor for a possible cancellation of his visit,” an Elysee official travelling with President Emmanuel Macron in western France said.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Writing by Richard Lough; editing by Leigh Thomas

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