“The Independence Day offers me the welcome opportunity to send you, Mr. President, and your friend the American people the most cordial congratulations from the Italian Republic, together with my personal wishes for a prosperous future. A few months ago, the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations allowed us to reflect on the origins of the exceptional relationship that binds the United States and Italy, united by a friendship that has ancient roots but is able to confidently project itself into the future. The foundation – in addition to the presence of a large and industrious community of Italian origin in your country – is the sharing of an indispensable ideal heritage that characterizes, making them more dynamic, our free, democratic societies, open to the contribution of citizens who bear cultures. different”. Thus the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, in a message to the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.
“In this time of unprecedented global challenges, which only together can we overcome, – writes the Head of State – the strength of the partnership between Washington and Rome is more important than ever. It will allow our countries – I am sure – to renew their closeness and increase the trust capital on which common action in favor of security, a rules-based international order, the protection of human rights and genuinely sustainable global development is founded. his recent visit to Europe deserves to be constantly nurtured and supported. Italy adheres with conviction to this task, in the awareness that the United States and the European Union are called to work ever more closely together and in the many areas of common interest. the most fervent wishes of well-being for you, for your family and for all citizens of the United States of America a, I would like to express the feelings of sympathy and sincere solidarity of the Italian people following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condo “.
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