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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Swearing-In of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy

On behalf of the American people, President Obama warmly congratulates Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy and the new Italian government on their swearing-in.  The United States and Italy share an enduring friendship.  The President looks forward to working closely with Prime Minister Renzi and President Napolitano as our two countries jointly seek to promote jobs and economic opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic and tackle today’s complex security challenges.