The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella sent the following message to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump:
«The anniversary of July 4 grants me the opportunity to extend our warmest wishes on behalf of the Italian people and myself.
The United States and Italy are united by a long-standing friendship, nurtured by our shared devotion to the values of freedom, peace, democracy and justice, as well as by constant and productive exchange at the social and cultural level. This - in addition to the contribution made by the large and industrious community of Italian origin - is the most solid foundation of the alliance that unites Washington and Rome today.
It is my hope that the United States and Italy will always find new opportunities to increase, at all levels, the social capital that aids our countries in promoting, with an effective transatlantic approach, international security, economic development and social progress.
In this spirit, I am pleased to once again express my warmest wishes for your personal well-being and to our friends the American people».