Macron says won’t respond to Italian criticism of France’s policy in Libya, Africa
France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, has rejected to comment on criticism by Italian officials of French policy in Libya.
“I will not respond. That’s what they want. All of that is of interest,” Macron said when he was asked about recent Italian criticism of the French policy in Libya, adding that the Italian people are their friends and deserve leaders who match their history, according to France 24 TV Channel.
The remarks came on Sunday on the sideline of Macron’s two-day visit to Egypt.
Italy’s Deputy Premier Luigi di Maio accused last week France of colonizing and impoverishing countries in Africa by linking the migrant crisis with the poverty created by France’s colonialism.
Hence, the French Foreign Ministry summoned the Italian ambassador in a tit-for-tat move.