BRUSSELS, NOV 15 – “The Sahel is a priority for Italy, given its geographical position which connects Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean basin. For this reason, in recent years we have considerably increased our presence in the area ”. According to what is learned, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said this at the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council. “As confirmed by the most recent attacks in Niger and by the growing destabilization in southern Mali, the security situation remains very alarming”, underlined Di Maio. (HANDLE).