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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Sergio Mattarella of Italy

President Obama will host President Sergio Mattarella of Italy at the White House on February 8, 2016.  President Mattarella will visit the United States February 6-13.  Italy is a valued NATO Ally and a close partner on a broad range of global challenges.  During their meeting, the Presidents will discuss our shared efforts to counter ISIL and the global refugee crisis.  They will also exchange views on economic developments in Europe, the importance of concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and other issues of mutual interest.