Tuesday, 26 October 2021 02:17 GMT

Italian FM announces extraordinary G20 session on Afghanistan after UNGA session

(MENAFN)According to the Italian foreign minister, the US removal from Afghanistan and the AUKUS deal for the supply of nuclear submarines to Australia "demonstrate the urgency of launching a real EU defense."

La Repubblica quoted Luigi Di Maio as saying that "It would be a very important and necessary step ... none of us can think of competing as a single country."

In addition, he aimed the 27-member bloc would reach an agreement on the issue that could have foreign policy insinuation.

Di Maio also stated that “The debate has just resumed, but we have encouraging signs ... we want to be able to take decisions by majority vote ... This is a historic and urgent turning point."  

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