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Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni to visit US, Canada

IANS | Rome |

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni will pay an official visit to the US and Canada later this month, officials said.

Gentiloni will arrive in the US on April 19, visiting the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, Xinhua news agency reported.

He will meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on April 20. 

A joint press conference would follow the meeting, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's office.

Gentiloni will then travel to Ottawa on April 21, and hold talks with his Canadian counterpart 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 US, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.