On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I offer our congratulations to the people of Italy on the 73rd Anniversary of the founding of the Italian Republic.
The United States and Italy have a long, shared history of friendship and strong ties. Italian-Americans have played and continue to play an integral part in the United States’ success and its generous spirit. The United States values Italy’s vital role in NATO, strengthening security and defense cooperation in the Mediterranean region. Together, we collaborate closely on trade, defense, and cultural exchange. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s visit to the White House in July 2018 highlighted the importance we place on our friendship and strategic alliance.
We look forward to deepening our ties and collaborating more closely on matters of global security and trade. My best wishes to you all on Republic Day.