January 23rd, 2012
09:15 AM ET

Obama welcomes Italy PM next month

President Obama will host Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti early next month, according to a statement released by the White House

From the White House:

President Obama will host Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy at the White House on Thursday, February 9th. Italy and the United States are close NATO allies, and coordinate continuously on a full range of regional and global priorities. The two leaders will discuss the comprehensive steps the Italian government is taking to restore market confidence and reinvigorate growth through structural reforms, as well as the prospect of an expansion of Europe’s financial firewall. Italy is also a founding member of NATO and the President appreciates Italy’s important contributions to international security, within Europe and beyond, including its continuing leadership in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. President Obama looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Monti about preparations for the 2012 G8 and NATO Summits that the United States will host in Chicago, as well as discussing developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  1. NOvember 2012

    two idiots...hope they get a lot of photos...before they both are rushed out of power!

    January 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
    • Mara

      November why two idiots? are you sure you are not thinking about our ex PM Silvio Berlusconi?? (in that case I would agree)

      February 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm |
  2. george of the jungle

    november Apparently you don't understand foreign policy or the content of the artical. Both your guys mitt and newt are unlikely to rush anyone out of power. They can't seem to get their own houses in order

    January 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  3. jean2009

    It is obvious NOvember2012 doesn't know a fig about either person.

    Mario Monti is a graduate of Yale University, taught economics at the University of Turin, was President of Bucconi University, in Milan; and is a world known economist. who is adviser to such companies as Goldman Sachs and Coca Cola...he recently replaced a true idiot Silvo Berlusconi as Italy's Prime Minister.

    President Obama is a graduate of Columbia University, who has a law degree from Harvard University. Since then he taught constitutional law for 12 years, was a 2 term Illinois Senator, a Senator of the United States, and is now President.

    I think we can assume the only idiot is the one posting under the name NOvember.

    January 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm |