Last updated on October 1, 2019
The girl, who reportedly had media credentials, requested Pompeo to provide the cheese to Donald Trump in what had been known to be a demonstration against the US president’s policy coverage.
The US recently levied tariffs on heaps of European products, such as curry.
Conte quickly intervened, asking the girl to depart Pompeo to him before shooting the cheese and committing it to an aide.
Pompeo came in Italy on Tuesday to get a regular visit, only hours after he pushed against a petition by Democrats to depose five present and former officials in the State Department at impeachment proceeding over Trump’s telephone with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
It is not the first time that cheese has caused a stir through Pompeo’s overseas jaunts.
In 2018 a Bloomberg reporter had been prohibited from Pompeo’s media pool following writing the Secretary of State had consumed”processed, Velveeta-style cheese” through a diplomatic trip.