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Italy joins China's Belt and Road Initiative

2019-03-25 09:19:07       source:The Aljazeera

March 24, 2019


Resisting pressure from Washington and Brussels, Italy on Saturday became the first G7 country to join China's controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).


Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Rome, endorsing the global infrastructure-building scheme.

Conte and Xi shook hands after 29 separate sections of the MoU were signed by members of both governments.


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