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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy

The Vice President met with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi today. The Vice President thanked Prime Minister Renzi for Italy's contributions to promoting stability in Iraq and Libya. The leaders discussed the need to improve intelligence sharing with and within Europe in the wake of recent terrorist attacks, as well as the attack recently thwarted by Italian security forces. The leaders also agreed on the critical importance of maintaining sanctions on Russia until the Minsk agreements‎ are fully implemented.