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Giulio Tremonti, former Italian Economics Minister Expects Wide Impact of Italy-China MOU, Credits LaRouche as New Silk Road Visionary

12 March 2019

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT

EIRNS—Giulio Tremonti, former Italian Economics Minister, this week addressed the significant impact of the Memorandum of Understanding expected to be signed between Italy and China during President Xi Jinping’s visit on March 22, and cited Lyndon LaRouche as the “visionary” for the New Silk Road. Tremonti’s recent interview with Corriere della Sera was covered in today’s Libero Quotidiano.

The article, as translated by EIR, begins:

“If Italy joins the Silk Road—the Memorandum of Understanding that our government should be signing in a couple of weeks on the occasion of Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome—we will become China’s gateway to Europe.”

And “the Chinese will ask us to OK the TAV,” referring to the Trans-European Network high-speed train between Turin and Lyon), “according to former Economic Minister Giulio Tremonti in an interview with Corriere della Sera.”

Tremonti explains that the Silk Road

“is a project that dates back to the mid-’90s by the American visionary Lyndon LaRouche, who saw it as the salvation of humanity. Since then, the Chinese plans have been articulated along various lines. Beijing, apart from its financial infrastructure, is developing along the Eurasian, Arctic and Southern routes. Italy is part of the last, which means Sicily, Trieste, Genoa.”