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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Italian President Napolitan


On Friday, February 15, President Obama will host President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy in the Oval Office.  President Napolitano will soon conclude his term in office, following a long and distinguished career of service to Italy, a close ally and friend of the United States. The President looks forward to welcoming President Napolitano to pay a farewell call and further reinforce the strong and enduring bonds between our two countries.