Babiš discusses migration and security on Rome visit

The Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš, held talks with his Italian counterpart, Giuseppe Conte, in Rome on Tuesday. The pair discussed the protection of the European Union’s external borders, cooperation with third countries and migrant return policies, the Czech Office of the Government said.

Mr. Babiš and his host also spoke about the European Union’s relations with Russia and the US, as well as bilateral cooperation.

In July the Czech leader agreed to visit Rome after Mr. Conte sent an open letter in response to Mr. Babiš’s refusal of an Italian request to take in 450 migrants.

Author: Ian Willoughby