This year's G6 meeting was very important and very constructive. There were the big countries of the European Union with the participation of the United States, and Morocco this time. We discussed, and we decided to enhance even more our cooperation in the future in order to address these global and challenging issues: migration and security. I believe that we made a step forward. Yes we have done a lot in the last three years but we have to do more in the future. It is very important to cooperate in the spirit of trust and solidarity among us because we are all confronted with the same challenges and the same threats. And our duty is to ensure security for our societies and safety for our citizens.
On migration, we discussed about the main problem that has appeared recently with the increase of arrivals through the Western Mediterranean route. And we focused a lot on the cooperation between the EU and Morocco. Morocco is one of our most important partners in managing the situation there and they have a long experience but also many needs and the European Union is always ready to support and help Morocco to carry out its own part of responsibility in this part of Mediterranean. Which means that on the other side we have to do the same in Europe.
The United States is one of our main interlocutor and partners in addressing these global issues and I look forward to seeing them again in one month from now in Washington where we are going to give a follow-up to our continuous EU-US dialogue on security.
We have managed to find a common ground in discussing these issues. The European Union has adopted a very clear strategy in managing migration, and almost all EU countries agree with us. We should not forget that in the beginning, when we adopted the European Common agenda on migration, all the basic lines of this policy were approved by all Member States. It is also true to say that nowadays we are confronted with some internal challenges, I'll say rather political challenges. But I want to be very clear on that: no country in the European Union or out of the European Union can address this very challenging issue alone, and we are ready to continue our cooperation.
Italy will be supported and helped by the European Union because it is one of the frontline member states that has suffered a lot during the last four years because of this phenomenon but Italy is doing well right now and not only that, Italy can play an important role in our relations with Northern Africa given its privileged relations with some of these countries, the same is with Spain and with France. So, to conclude, the spirit of this discussion was very good, very friendly, and I can tell you very European.