February 11, 2019 / 9:35 AM / 5 days ago

Relationship with Italy has ups and downs: French FM says in Doha

FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends the ceremony of the 2nd Indo-French Professional Meetings for the Film and Television Industry, in Mumbai, India, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - The relationship between Italy and France has its ups and downs, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in Doha on Monday when asked about France recalling its ambassador to Italy.

“The relationship with Italy has ups and downs ... while it is a straight line with Qatar,” Le Drian said.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Alison Williams

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