GENOA (Sputnik) – The new Italian authorities will likely be pro-European and Atlanticist in its international coverage, Prime Minister Mario Draghi mentioned Wednesday.
“As for our international relations, this government will be firmly pro-European and Atlanticist, in line with historic ties of Italy: the European Union, Atlantic alliance (NATO), the United Nations. …Our commitment to efficient multilateralism is deep and based on indispensable role of the United Nations,” Draghi mentioned on the Senate the place the vote of confidence in the brand new authorities would happen later in the day.
The prime minister added that Italy would proceed to pay specific consideration to the relations with the Balkans, higher Mediterranean area, Libya and Africa.
“Italy will work to maintain mechanisms of dialogue with the Russian Federation. But we are watching with preoccupation what is happening there and in other countries where the rights of citizens are often challenged,” Draghi mentioned.
On Healthcare Reform
The new Italian authorities ought to launch a large reform of the healthcare system, Draghi mentioned.
As for the vaccination efforts, Draghi mentioned there was nonetheless extra to be finished, and it had to be finished sooner.
Quick and environment friendly supply of vaccines is among the major challenges, Draghi mentioned.
“It is necessary to learn also from the countries that acted faster than us by immediately having adequate quantities of vaccines,” the Italian prime minister added.
On Renewable Energy Sources
The new Italian authorities will strengthen the restoration program with a particular give attention to renewable vitality, Draghi mentioned.