Tag: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

President Obama,In a Bilateral Meeting With Italian PM,Shared Security Over Ukraine & ISIL

[Washington DC]President Barack Obama ,In a Bilateral Meeting With Italian P M,Shared Security Over Ukraine & ISIL
PM Of India Narendra Modi Has Wrapped Up His Bilateral Meeting With Canadian Leader And Now U S President Has Hosted Italian Head In The White House
President Obama hosted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House for a bilateral meeting and a working lunch
At the press conference between these two events, President Obama praised Prime Minister Renzi’s energy and vision as well as his “willingness to challenge the status quo and to look to the future,” noting that these qualities have made the Prime Minister a leading voice in Europe.
Hosting President Obama said “Italy, of course, is one of our closest and strongest allies. And any time Italians and Americans get together, it’s also a chance to celebrate the deep bonds of history and friendship and family.”
President Obama and the Prime Minister spent a substantive amount of time in their bilateral meeting discussing countries’ shared security. Specifically, the two heads of state focused on the need to continue supporting Ukraine, Italy’s important role in the international coalition against ISIL, stabilizing the situation in Libya, and the framework that the U.S. reached with Iran
The President also noted that creating jobs and opportunity is one of Prime Minister Renzi’s top priorities, adding that the Prime Minister is also a strong supporter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Source White House

Barack Obama Visited Pope Francis And Discussed Central Concerns of Poor+Peace

President Barack Obama Visited Vatican city . where he had an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis. This was President Obama’s first time meeting Pope Francis, and the two “had a wide discussion on central concerns of poor +inequality+peace .
President Obama is continuing his five-country trip across Europe and Saudi Arabia.
On This occasion Obama said” I think the theme that stitched our conversation together was a belief that in politics and in life, the quality of empathy, the ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes and to care for someone even if they don’t look like you or talk like you or share your philosophy — that that’s critical.
It’s the lack of empathy that makes it very easy for us to plunge into wars. It’s the lack of empathy that allows us to ignore the homeless on the streets. And obviously central to my Christian faith is a belief in treating others as I’d have them treat me. And what’s I think created so much love and excitement for His Holiness has been that he seems to live this, and shows that joy continuously”.
President met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin also U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice.was also present in the meeting
Obama visit Colosseum Obama then traveled to the Quirinal Palace in Rome for a bilateral meeting and working lunch with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, followed by a bilateral meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at Villa Madama.
Taking a break from the day’s meetings, the President toured the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire. “This is bigger than some current baseball stadiums,” he said. “I have to check on what it seats. It’s remarkable. Unbelievable.” The President wrapped up the day at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Rome, meeting with employees and families of the U.S.
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President Barack Obama talks with Pope Francis following his private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014.
Courtesy White House