October 29, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy to emphasize the strength of the bilateral relationship and the Transatlantic bond. President Biden thanked President Mattarella for Italy’s leadership of the G20 and for bringing together the world’s largest economies to meet shared challenges, including fighting the climate crisis, ending the pandemic, and strengthening the global recovery. President Biden expressed gratitude for Italy’s contributions to NATO and for providing temporary shelter to over 4,000 Afghans en route to being resettled in the United States in August. The leaders also discussed joint work to update the global rules for the 21st century economy based on shared democratic values.