June 13, 2018 / 2:35 PM / 4 months ago

Italy has not sought French apology over migration row - Elysee

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.

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

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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