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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Italy: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Italian PM de Mita) [East/West; SNF; EMU; Middle East; Genoa Exposition; "de Mita's thought processes ... tend to be obscure"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3058 f23
Editorial comments:

Charles Powell recollects that even de Mita's Italian interpreters sometimes struggled to make out his meaning. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here - PREM19-3058.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 9pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Foreign policy (Middle East), Economic, monetary & political union, Defence (general), Defence (arms control), British relations with Italy, MT's meetings as PM