Britain is set to head to the polls on Thursday, and Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are the only major party pledging to implement Brexit next month as part of a deal already struck with the EU.
The Labour Party has promised a second referendum on Brexit, while the Liberal Democrats want the country to stay in the EU.
Addressing the Senate on Wednesday, Conte made reference to an EU summit scheduled for Friday “which we hope will contribute to an orderly Brexit on January 31, 2020”.
Conte added that relations between the EU and Britain following a potential Brexit will be dependent on London’s willingness to make commitments in areas such as people’s ability to travel between countries.
“An ambitious partnership cannot, for example, do without adequate mobility for exchanges between citizens,” he said.
Conte’s comments echo Italy’s concerns over the status of tens of thousands of Italian citizens living in the UK if and when it leaves the EU.