Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has written a stiff letter to the Financial Times in defence of PM Berlusconi, his government and his reputation. The letter comes in reply to an FT article by Geoff Andrews published on July 30th entitled “Italy’s problems do not end with Berlusconi“.
In the letter Frattini praises Berlusconi for his achievements and for being “democratically elected three times in 15 years”. He also states that Italy’s foreign policy has earned “worldwide appreciation for its effectiveness” citing the recent G8 summit in L’Aquila and boasts how Italy has increased it’s military commitment in Afghanistan with 3,200 troops.
link to letter