Caixin
Sep 14, 2018 11:39 PM
ECONOMY

Italy Wants to Be China’s Gateway to Europe, Partner in Africa

Michele Geraci, Italy’s undersecretary of state for economic development, said Italy wants “to be the leader in Europe in the relationship with China.” Photo: VCG
Michele Geraci, Italy’s undersecretary of state for economic development, said Italy wants “to be the leader in Europe in the relationship with China.” Photo: VCG

Italy aims to be China’s leading economic and trade partner in Europe and is open to becoming a Mediterranean transport hub for Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, the country’s undersecretary of state for economic development said in an interview with Caixin.

“We are exploring the possibility of having closer cooperation and for Italy to be the leader in Europe in the relationship with China,” Michele Geraci told Caixin. He spoke during a 10-day visit to China from late August to early September.

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