Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Travels to Italy to Discuss Transatlantic Partnership with Key Ally

Oct 02, 2019 880

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Rome and Abruzzo, Italy, October 1-3, where he will meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio to discuss the importance of Transatlantic unity and our strong and enduring bilateral relationship.  The Secretary will also travel to his ancestral home in the Abruzzo region to meet with local leaders and to underscore the close personal ties between our two nations.

The United States looks forward to continuing the excellent cooperation between our two countries with the new Government of Italy, both as NATO Allies and long-standing economic partners. Our relationship is deep and enduring.  The United States established diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 and reaffirmed them in 1946 when Italy became a republic.  We have built a strong partnership based on common values and shared historical and familial bonds.

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