In Raisina Dialogue, Meloni says Italy ‘deeply European’, shares ‘peninsular culture’ with India


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New Delhi: A day after coming under fire for her government’s policy on migrants, following a shipwreck Sunday off the southern Italian coast which resulted in the death of dozens, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Thursday described her country as “deeply European”. Inaugurating the 2023 edition of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Meloni focused on the importance of identity and the shared peninsular cultural heritage between India and Italy, citing the example of the Pompeii Lakshmi, an ancient Indian statue found in the historic Italian city in the 1930s. “Italy is...