Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street
A Downing Street spokesperson said
This afternoon the Prime Minister spoke to Prime Minister Gentiloni of Italy ahead of Thursdays European Council.
Prime Minister Gentiloni expressed his appreciation for the choice of Florence for the Prime Ministers speech and the spirit in which it was conducted.
Both agreed on the importance of continued constructive progress in the UKs exit negotiations and expressed a desire to provide reassurance on citizens rights as early as possible.