Meloni in talks with Biden, Sunak, Trudeau, Macron, Scholz

Premier Giorgia Meloni on Sunday took part in a telephone discussion with US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to examine the evolving crisis sparked by the Hamas attack against Israel on October 7, the premier’s office at Palazzo Chigi has said.

Separately the White House said in a statement the leaders reiterated “their support for Israel and its right to defend itself against terrorism and called for respect for international law, including the protection of civilians”.

The leaders also reportedly hailed the announcement of the arrival of the first humanitarian convoys in Gaza over the weekend and called for the immediate release of hostages being held by Hamas.