Biden and Meloni: Navigating Diplomatic Waters Amid G7 Tensions

During the G7 summit, President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni discussed various international issues, but notably avoided the sensitive topic of abortion. Meloni's government sought to downgrade references to abortion in the final summit statement, signaling political tensions. Despite differing views, their diplomatic relationship remains strong.


PTI | Borgoegnazia | Updated: 14-06-2024 21:54 IST | Created: 14-06-2024 21:54 IST
Biden and Meloni: Navigating Diplomatic Waters Amid G7 Tensions
Joe Biden

Amidst the bustling G7 summit, President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni managed to sideline a potentially contentious issue: abortion. While their discussions traversed myriad global concerns, the matter of abortion remained conspicuously absent.

Meloni's right-wing administration endeavored to soften references to abortion in the summit's concluding communiqué, sparking debates over the document's language on reproductive health rights. Senior officials from the U.S. and Europe, speaking anonymously, confirmed the omission of 'abortion' from the draft text.

Despite their opposing stances on the issue, Biden and Meloni showcased a cooperative front in bolstering the U.S.-Italy alliance. Their shared commitment to supporting Ukraine and participating in the U.S.-led African investment initiative highlights an evolving, pragmatic partnership.

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