Italian PM to visit U.S., Canada ahead of G7 summit

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-14 05:19:49|Editor: yan
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ROME, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni will pay an official visit to the United States and Canada later this month, the PM's office said on Thursday.

Gentiloni will fly to the U.S. on April 19, visiting the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington.

He will meet U.S. president Donald Trump at the White House on April 20. A joint press conference would follow the meeting, according to a statement from the PM's office.

Gentiloni will then move to Ottawa, Canada, on April 21, and hold talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The trip is going to take place shortly ahead of a summit of the Group of Seven (G7) major economies, which is scheduled in the city of Taormina, Sicily, on May 26-27.

Italy assumed the rotating presidency of the G7 this year. The group comprises the world's seven major developed countries -- the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.