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Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni attends a press conference with French President Francois Hollande after their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file )

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni attends a press conference with French President Francois Hollande after their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file )

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French President Francois Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (L) attend a joint media briefing at the Elysee Palace during a visit in Paris, France, January 10, 2017.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French President Francois Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (L) attend a joint media briefing at the Elysee Palace during a visit in Paris, France, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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French President Francois Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (L) attend a joint media briefing at the Elysee Palace during a visit in Paris, France, January 10, 2017.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French President Francois Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (L) attend a joint media briefing at the Elysee Palace during a visit in Paris, France, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni attends a press conference with French President Francois Hollande after their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file )

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni has been taken to hospital after falling ill on his return from a bilateral meeting in Paris, a spokesman for his office has said..

Chigi Palace would not comment on the nature of the illness, but the news agency ANSA said Mr Gentiloni had undergone angioplasty surgery at Rome's Gemelli hospital on Wednesday - and was in good condition and alert.

The 62-year-old took over as premier last month after the previous government resigned.

He was foreign minister in Premier Matteo Renzi's government.

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French President Francois Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (L) attend a joint media briefing at the Elysee Palace during a visit in Paris, France, January 10, 2017.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French President Francois Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (L) attend a joint media briefing at the Elysee Palace during a visit in Paris, France, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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French President Francois Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (L) attend a joint media briefing at the Elysee Palace during a visit in Paris, France, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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