The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, has sent the following message to the President-elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden:
“On behalf of the whole Italian Republic, I would like to express my warmest congratulations on your election as President of the United States of America.
As a result of a remarkable participation, the American people have entrusted you with the term in office to lead the United States of America throughout a dramatically complex moment for the entire world.
The international community needs the support of the United States, which has long played a leading role in building the rules of multilateralism, to deal with an unprecedented crisis that is endangering the health, life and future of millions of people.
I am sure that under your Presidency, the United States and Italy - and the entire European Union - will be able to further strengthen the bonds of deep and deep-rooted friendship, in the name of the common values of freedom, justice, democracy, which unite them.
Such affinity becomes stronger in every field, both bilateral and multilateral, through a multifaceted collaboration - favored also by the extraordinary work of the large community of Italian origin - and aimed at promoting the values of international security and stability, economic development and social progress, in a truly transatlantic perspective.
Waiting to meet you, and still in the pleasant memory of our breakfast on the occasion of my first visit to Washington as Head of State, I send you and your family my warmest wishes for a fruitful performance of your Term in Office”.