ROME Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda met Vivendi (VIV.PA) Chief Executive Officer Arnaud de Puyfontaine in Rome on Friday, a source close to the matter said without providing details.
Calenda on Wednesday cautioned the French media group against launching a hostile takeover of Mediaset (MS.MI) because he said it was a strategic sector for the country, a view repeated by Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni late on Thursday.
De Puyfontaine was in Rome for a Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) board meeting. Vivendi is Telecom Italia's top shareholder.
(Reporting by Francesca Piscioneri, writing by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Binnie)