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Italy's premier hospitalized, reported in good condition

  • Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni attends a press conference with French President Francois Hollande after their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Jan.10, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni attends a press conference with French President Francois Hollande after their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Jan.10, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, French President Francois Hollande, right, welcomes Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni before their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris. According to reports Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, Gentiloni was hospitalized in Rome upon his return from Paris following a sudden indisposition and successfully underwent a minor angioplasty surgery.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, FILE)

    FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, French President Francois Hollande, right, welcomes Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni before their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris. According to reports Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, Gentiloni was hospitalized in Rome upon his return from Paris following a sudden indisposition and successfully underwent a minor angioplasty surgery. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • French President Francois Hollande, right, gestures towards Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni during their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Jan.10, 2017. (Stephane de Sakutin, Pool via AP)

    French President Francois Hollande, right, gestures towards Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni during their talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Jan.10, 2017. (Stephane de Sakutin, Pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni's office says that he has been hospitalized after falling ill on his return from a bilateral meeting in Paris.

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

The 62-year-old Gentiloni took over as premier last month after the previous government resigned. He was foreign minister in Premier Matteo Renzi's government.