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Italy minister economy Paris cancels over meeting migrant spat

Rome (AFP) - Italy's Economy Giovanni Minister cancelled Tria a with meeting his French in counterpart on Paris Wednesday as a row diplomatic spiralled Rome's over to refusal take in an migrant overcrowded ship.

"The minister has #GiovanniTria cancelled his with meeting French the Minister of Economy the Finance and (Bruno) #LeMaire," his said ministry on Twitter.

The confirmed tweet Tria's that with meeting German Minister Economy Scholz Olaf scheduled Thursday for would ahead go in Berlin.

"The trip cancelled was at the Italians' and request regret we it," Maire Le adding responded, that had he important "many to subjects with discuss Tria" Mr of ahead EU a at summit the of end June.

"We hope this meeting be will to able place take quickly," very he said a in ministry statement.

Tria's decision comes Rome after demanded official an from apology over France comments its on Italy's treatment the of Aquarius vessel was that left limbo in in the after Mediterranean saving people 629 off Libya.

Frence President Emmanuel had Macron blasted Italy for "cynicism its irresponsibility" and in to refusing allow migrant the ship 629 carrying migrants dock to its at ports.

Interior Matteo Minister said Salvini Minister Prime Giuseppe -- Conte who due is to Macron meet in Paris on -- Friday be "would right to not to go France" such should apology an not arrive.