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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Letta of Italy

On Wednesday, October 16, President Obama will welcome the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic Enrico Letta to the White House.  The visit will highlight the strength of the U.S.-Italy relationship, among the strongest bonds tying together the United States and Europe.  The President and Prime Minister Letta will discuss promoting economic growth and new jobs, their support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperation within NATO, shared challenges in North Africa and the Middle East, and other topics of mutual interest.