President pays tribute to outgoing Italian Premier
Paris, 5 December 2016
The French President notes with respect the decision by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to resign following the negative result of the referendum in Italy.
He pays tribute to his dynamism and his qualities, which he put at the service of brave reforms for his country. He shares his desire to steer Europe towards growth and employment, and emphasizes that Matteo Renzi is a committed player in a strong Franco-Italian relationship.
The President offers him his full sympathy and hopes Italy will find in itself the means to overcome this situation./.