Lyon

Italy and France sign TAV and 5 other agreements

Leaders and officials meet in bilateral summit in Lyon

Italy and France sign TAV and 5 other agreements

Lyon, December 3 - Italy and France on Monday signed a joint commitment to complete the controversial TAV high-speed rail line from Lyon to Turin according to its previously established schedule. The countries also sealed five other agreements at the bilateral summit in Lyon, where Italian Premier Mario Monti and French President Francois Hollande gathered along with ministers and high-ranking officials from both sides. Agreements were sealed on police cooperation, defense operations, higher education, research, and transport. In addition to the TAV agreement, France and Italy signed transport accords to modify the Frejus tunnel, which connects the two countries, and to make tariffs consistent for the Frejus and Mont Blanc tunnels.

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