"I believe that there is a political use of Emmanuel Macron's very worrying diplomacy, putting our two countries at risk of crisis," Le Pen told the France Inter radio station.
The politician also ironically commented on the French president's reaction toward Di Maio's meeting with anti-government protesters in France.
"Emmanuel Macron, who wants the disappearance of borders, who has supported the idea of transnational lists, is scandalized by an Italian activist coming to talk to demonstrators in France," Le Pen stressed.
Following the decision of France to recall its ambassador, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said he was ready to meet with Macron and French government officials. French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, commenting on Salvini's remarks, that dialogue between French and Italian ministers "had never been disrupted," stressing that Macron's contact in Italy was Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.