ShareJanuary 24, 2020 After being greeted by the stake of honor in the Quirinale courtyard, the vice president of the United States Mike Pence was greeted by the head of state Sergio Mattarella. "Thanks for your strong leadership," said Pence to the President of the Republic.
The US vice president also thanked Mattarella for his presence yesterday in Jerusalem at the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz.
During the opening greetings, Pence also reminded the President of the Republic how the United States "welcomed millions of Italians" on its territory and that his grandfather was also an immigrant of Irish origin. Mattarella and Pence then withdrew for their bilateral, which will be followed by the meeting of the US vice president with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Mattarella took the opportunity for an appeal to the US: "Libya for Italy is a matter of primary importance because the state of war in the country is a cause for extreme concern and it is therefore decisive that the United States spend their political weight to make the "ceasefire" permanent and move forward of the Berlin Conference ".