Updated at 12:55, Saturday, March 31, 2018
ROME (AP) ̵
Italy denies France's claim that its border control officials had the right to to use an Italian train station to perform a drug test on a Nigerian man taken from a Paris-Naples train.
France has claimed that its guards were entitled to use the Bardonecchia station in Italy
But in a statement after Italy had summoned the French ambassador for consultations on Saturday, the State Department said it had French customs officials this month said that the facility is no longer available because a humanitarian group is now using it.
This relief organization, Rainbow4Africa, had sounded the alarm on Friday night from five French armed border guards in what they called "raids."
Italy said it had expressed its "firm protest" over the "unacceptable" French agents "Kond and said the two countries would meet in Turin on April 16 for further talks.
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French authorities say armed French border guards accused of being admitted to a North Italian station building allegedly forcing a Nigerian migrant to take a urine sample for a drug test.
The French Ministry of Finance, responsible for overseeing According to agents of the Nigerian, an Italian resident who drove from Paris to Paris on Friday, to carry drugs in Milan, the ministry says the man agreed to do a drug test carried out in a facility of the Italian Bardonnechia railway station
It states that the French agents take the place in practice could use a 1990 agreement.
French authorities say they are prepared to discuss the situation with the Italian authorities to "avoid any incident in the future".
The Italian Foreign Ministry says it has requested French Ambassador to French border patrol for consultations agents allegedly entered and used an Italian station facility to conduct a drug test on a Nigerian migrant.
An official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on condition of anonymity, as the deliberations continued, said the ambassador was subpoenaed on Saturday afternoon.
The Rainbow4Africa humanitarian group, which helps migrants cross Bardonecchia west of Turin, accused the five French border guards of intimidating their doctor, their cultural mediators and their staff (19659003) The mayor of Bardonecchia, Francesco Avato, said that The French have no right to enter the complex he uses with Rainbow4Africa as a "neutral" space to convince migrants not to make the dangerous crossing of the Alps to France
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Italian officials have charged French border guards for allegedly invading a northern Italian station building to extort a Nigerian migrant (19659003) The humanitarian group Rainbow4Africa, which helps migrants to cross Bardonecchia west of Turin, accused the five French armed forces Lawyers on Friday evening
The mayor of Bardonecchia, Francesco Avato, said on Saturday that the French had no right to enter the facility that he had with them Rainbow4Africa a "neutral" space to convince migrants not to make the dangerous crossing of the Alps to France.
A volunteer who witnessed the incident told Sky TG24 that the Nigerian had Italian identity documents, a valid Paris-Naples ticket and that his urine test was negative
Former Prime Minister Enrico Letta condemned the "raid" as the recent mistake committed by one of the Italian partners in the European migration crisis.