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Meloni, USA: 'impatient to work with any Italian government'. Macron: 'Let's continue to work together'.

2022-09-26T19:22:57.224Z

Le Pen and Orban cheer. Berlin: 'Italy remains a friend of the EU'. Borne: 'France-EU attentive to respect for human rights in Italy'. Madrid: 'Populisms always grow and end in the same way, with a catastrophe' (ANSA)



"We are impatient to work with any government that emerges from the Italian elections to advance our common values"

: said the spokesman for the state department Ned Price, answering a question from ANSA in the daily briefing with reporters.

Price, after recalling that Italy and the US are close allies and boast 160-year diplomatic relations,

also thanked Draghi for his "strong and visionary leadership" in Italy and internationally.

"We want to thank the outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi for his strong and visionary leadership in a difficult moment for Italian, European and world history".

The French president,

Emmanuel Macron

, expressed

"respect for the democratic choice"

of Italian voters and appealed to

"continue working together". 

Previously, the French Prime Minister

Elisabeth Borne had declared:

"

France will be" attentive "to" respect "for human rights and abortion in Italy after the victory of Giorgia Meloni's post-fascist party in the legislative elections

".

"Obviously we will be careful, and with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, to ensure that these values ​​of human rights, mutual respect, in particular respect for the right to abortion, are respected by all", 

Marine Le Pen and Viktor Orban rejoice over the victory of the center-right in Italy

.

But there is concern in some European parties, from Germany to France to Spain.

"Italy is a country that is very friendly to Europe, inhabited by citizens who are very friendly to Europe and we expect this not to change," said Olaf Scholz's spokesman,

Wolfgang Buechne

.

"In times of uncertainty, populisms grow and always end in the same way, with a catastrophe. They give simple and short-term answers to very complex problems. Their answer is always the same: let's close ourselves and go back to the past": said the minister of Spanish Foreign Affairs,

Juan Manuel Albares

, during a press conference in Spain, focusing on the Italian vote.

Albares added that he "respects the legitimate result in Italy" although in Spain, where he votes next year, "sees a very different situation".

"We hope to have constructive cooperation with the Italian authorities, now we are waiting for Italy to form a government according to the procedures of its constitution," said European Commission spokesman

Eric Mamer.

ORBAN AND THE PEN EXULT

"The Italian people have decided to take back their destiny by electing a patriotic and sovereign government - wrote the leader of the Rassemblement National,

Marine Le Pen

in a tweet -. Well done Giorgia Meloni and Matteo Salvini, for having resisted the threats of an anti-democratic and arrogant European Union, achieving this great victory ".

"Congratulations, deserved victory" .;

so the Hungarian premier,

Viktor Orbán,

greets the victory of the leader of the Brothers of Italy Giorgia Meloni, in a post on Facebook accompanied by a photo of the two politicians together.

Viktor Orbán "sent letters" to Giorgia Meloni, Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi in which "he congratulated them on the electoral results".

"I look forward to our future collaboration to preserve peace in our countries and in Europe, to restart the European economy and to alleviate the energy crisis", writes the Hungarian premier.

He wrote it on Twitter Balázs Orbán political director of the premier

FROM RUSSIA TO CHINA

"We are ready to welcome any political force that can be more constructive in relations with Russia," said Kremlin spokesman

Dmitri Peskov

.

China and Italy

"are global strategic partners and the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations is in the interest of both sides: we hope that the new Italian government will continue to adhere to

a positive and pragmatic policy

towards China, collaborating with the Chinese side, supporting the spirit of mutual respect and trust, "said Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin.

China urges "relevant people in Italy" to recognize "the high sensitivity of the Taiwan issue", avoiding sending "wrong signals" to the secessionist forces, adds Wenbin of the criticisms leveled at Beijing in a written interview last week by leader of Fratelli d'Italia, Giorgia Meloni, on assertive policies towards Taipei.

The principle of 'One China', with Taiwan as an integral part, is "universally recognized at international level" and is "the political foundation behind those who decide to have relations" with the People's Republic.

Source: ansa

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