AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has celebrated the appointment of Italy's first black Government Minister.

Yesterday the new Government was put together by Prime Minister Enrico Letta, including Cecile Kyenge as the Minister for Integration.

"The nomination of Cecile Kyenge as Minister of Integration represents another great step forward towards an Italian society that is more civilised, more responsible and more aware of the necessity for a better and definitive integration between everyone," said Balotelli.