List of international prime ministerial trips made by Paolo Gentiloni

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Gentiloni shaking hands with Emmanuel Macron at the 43rd G7 summit in Taormina, May 2017.

This is a list of official trips made by Paolo Gentiloni, who served as the 57th Prime Minister of Italy from 12 December 2016 until 1 June 2018.

Summary of international trips[edit]

Map of international trips made Paolo Gentiloni as Prime Minister:
  1 visit
  2 visits
  3 visits
Number of visits Country
1 visit Angola, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ghana, Greece, Kuwait, India, Ivory Coast, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom
2 visits France, Portugal, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United States
3 visits Germany


Country Areas visited Date(s) Notes
France France Paris 10 January Prime Minister Gentiloni's state visit to France was his first trip outside Italy as head of the government. Gentiloni met President François Hollande. The leaders discuss about the fight against Islamic terrorism and migrant crisis.[1]
Germany Germany Berlin 18 January Paolo Gentiloni visited Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two leaders talked about European migrant crisis and economic growth. Gentiloni also met the Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.[2]
Spain Spain Madrid 27 January Prime Minister Gentiloni went to Madrid, where he met the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.[3]
Portugal Portugal Lisboa 28 January Paolo Gentiloni went to Lisboa, where he met the Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa. The meeting was focused on migrant crisis and economic growth.[4]
United Kingdom United Kingdom London 9 February Gentiloni went to London, where he met Prime Minister Theresa May. The two Prime Ministers discussed about Brexit and UK withdrawal from the European Union. The Italian leader later spoke at the London School of Economics and Political Science.[5]
Spain Spain Madrid 10 April Prime Minister Gentiloni visited Spain where he participated to the EU Med Group summit. During the event he met with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, French President François Hollande, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.[6]
United States United States Washington D.C. 19–20 April Prime Minister Gentiloni visit the United States, where he met President Donald Trump at the White House. Gentiloni later spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.[7]
Canada Canada Ottawa 20–21 April Gentiloni went to Canada, where he met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Italian Prime Minister also met the Canadian Governor General David Johnston.[8]
Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait City 30 April–1 May Gentiloni went to Kuwait, where he had bilateral meetings with the Emir Sabah al-Ahmad and the crown prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad; later the premier visited the Italian soldiers stationed in Kuwait as part of the anti-ISIL coalition.[9]
China China Beijing 14–16 May Gentiloni had an official trip to China to meet President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, to discuss about the One Belt One Road Initiative, a development strategy proposed by the Chinese government that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries.[10]
Russia Russia Sochi 16–17 May Paolo Gentiloni went to Sochi, where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leaders stressed their hope for a loosening of international sanctions against Russia and for a re-opening of a dialogue between Russia and NATO. They also signed six economic deals regarding Eni and Rosneft.[11]
Germany Germany Berlin 28 August Prime Minister Gentiloni went to Berlin for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The main focus of their meeting was the migrant crisis.[12]
Slovenia Slovenia Ljubljana 7 September Gentiloni met Prime Minister Miro Cerar. The focus of the meeting was the repatriation of immigrants.[13]
Czech Republic Czech Republic Prague 7 September Paolo Gentiloni went to Prague, where he met Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to discuss about the immigration to Europe.[14]
Greece Greece Corfu 14 September Prime Minister Gentiloni visited the island of Corfu where he met Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The two leaders signed many economic deals regarding infrastructures and transports, in particular the Italian State Railways bought Greek TrainOSE.[15]
United States United States New York City 19–20 September On 19 September Gentiloni spoke at the New York University. While on following day, he participated to the United Nations summit in New York City, focusing his speech on the problem of climatic change, migrant crisis and fight against terrorism.[16] In NYC Gentiloni had also bilateral meetings with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.[17]
Estonia Estonia Tallinn 29 September Prime Minister Gentiloni went to Tallinn to participate with the other European leaders to the 2017 Digital Summit.[18]
India India New Delhi 29–30 October Gentiloni went to India, where he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders signed some economic treaties and discussed the recognition of the Hare Krishnas, who still are not recognized in Italy as a religious minority.[19][20]
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Riyadh 30–31 October Prime Minister Gentiloni met in Riyadh, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.[21]
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 31 October Paolo Gentiloni visited the United Arab Emirates, where he met in Abu Dhabi the crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Dubai Ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.[22]
Qatar Qatar Doha 31 October–1 November Gentiloni went to Doha, in Qatar, where he met with the Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and visited the National Library of Qatar with Emir's consort, Moza bint Nasser.[23]
Sweden Sweden Göteborg 17 November Paolo Gentiloni went to Sweden to participate with the other European leaders to the 2017 Social Summit.[24]
Tunisia Tunisia Tunis 24–26 November Paolo Gentiloni visited Tunisia, where he met President Beji Caid Essebsi and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed; the discussions were focused on migrant crisis and Libyan civil war. He also had a meeting with the Italian community.[25]
Angola Angola Luanda 26–27 November Prime Minister Gentiloni went to Angola to meet President João Lourenço. The two leaders signed many economic deals between Eni and the Angolan Sonangol Group. On 27 November Gentiloni paid tribute to Agostinho Neto's memorial.[26]
Ghana Ghana Accra 27–28 November Paolo Gentiloni visited Ghana, where he met Nana Akufo-Addo. On 28 November the Prime Minister visited Eni's plant "John Agyekum Kufuor".[27]
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Abidjan 28–29 November Gentiloni went to Ivory Coast to participate at the EU–African Union summit. During the event he had bilateral meetings with many African leaders.[28]
Portugal Portugal Lisboa 1 December Prime Minister Gentiloni went to Lisboa, where he had a multilateral meeting with Prime Minister Antonio Costa and the other leaders of the Party of European Socialists. The meeting was focused on Brexit.[29]
France France Paris 13 December Gentiloni went to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders discussed about fight against Islamic terrorism, the Libyan Civil War and migrant crisis.[30]


Country Areas visited Date(s) Notes
Switzerland Switzerland Davos 23–24 January Prime Minister Gentiloni participated to the World Economic Forum in Davos.[31]
Germany Germany Berlin 16 February Paolo Gentiloni went to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two leaders discussed, among other things, about the March 2018 election in Italy.[32]
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 11 March Paolo Gentiloni visited the United Arab Emirates, where he met in Abu Dhabi the crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. During his visit he participated in the signing ceremony of a commercial agreements between Eni and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.[33]
Romania Romania Bucharest 19 April Prime Minister Gentiloni visited Romania, where he met Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and President Klaus Iohannis.[34]


  1. ^ Incontro Hollande-Gentiloni: "Basta ossessione per regole di bilancio, Ue punti su crescita e lavoro"
  2. ^ Gentiloni a Berlino dalla Merkel: 'In Ue no alla flessibilità a corrente alternata'
  3. ^ Gentiloni a Madrid
  4. ^ Il Presidente Gentiloni a Lisbona
  5. ^ Gentiloni a Londra
  6. ^ Gentiloni a Madrid per il vertice dei paesi dell'Europa del Mediterraneo
  7. ^ Gentiloni a Washington
  8. ^ Ottawa, conferenza stampa Gentiloni–Trudeau
  9. ^ Gentiloni in Kuwait
  10. ^ Gentiloni a Pechino per rilanciare la "Via della Seta"
  11. ^ Gentiloni, Putin e i sei accordi di Sochi
  12. ^ Migranti, Gentiloni a Parigi per vertice con Francia, Germania e Spagna. Merkel: “Distribuire i profughi tra i Paesi Ue”
  13. ^ Gentiloni a Lubiana
  14. ^ Gentiloni a Praga, piano congiunto per rimpatrio assistito migranti
  15. ^ Il premier Gentiloni in Grecia: le Ferrovie dello Stato italiane acquisiranno le Ferrovie dello Stato greche per 45 milioni di euro
  16. ^ L'intervento del Presidente Gentiloni in Assemblea Generale Onu
  17. ^ Il Presidente Gentiloni a New York
  18. ^ Gentiloni a Tallinn
  19. ^ Gentiloni in India
  20. ^ India, il premier Modi riceve Gentiloni: "Ma perché l'Italia blocca gli Hare Krishna?"
  21. ^ Visita di Gentiloni in Arabia Saudita
  22. ^ Gentiloni negli Emirati Arabi Uniti
  23. ^ Il Presidente Gentiloni in Qatar
  24. ^ Göteborg, Gentiloni: “Formazione leva di crescita nella gig economy”
  25. ^ Gentiloni in Tunisia, collaborazione su Libia e migranti
  26. ^ Luanda, Gentiloni incontra il Presidente della Repubblica di Angola
  27. ^ La visita del presidente Gentiloni in Ghana
  28. ^ Il Presidente Gentiloni in Costa d'Avorio per il Vertice Ue–Africa
  29. ^ Lisbona, per il premier Gentiloni vertice con i leader del Pse
  30. ^ Gentiloni a Parigi
  31. ^ Gentiloni a Davos World Economic Forum
  32. ^ Gentiloni vede Merkel: centrosinistra unico pilastro pro-Ue
  33. ^ Gentiloni ad Abu Dhabi
  34. ^ Gentiloni a Bucarest