The President of the Italian Republic
July 4, 2017
His Excellency Donald J. Trump
President of the United States of America
On the occasion of the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, I would like to extend my own personal best wishes, and those of the Italian people, to the United States of America.
The friendship between our nations has deep roots which span political and economic aspects as well as pivotal social, scientific, academic and cultural exchanges. The presence of an increasingly active and well integrated large Italian-American community in the United States has, over time, helped to forge a solid alliance and relationship based on mutual trust.
In the context of this transatlantic framework, it is my sincere hope that such intense and productive collaboration can be further strengthened both bilaterally and within the major international fora, thus increasing the effectiveness of the work of nations that, like ours, hold dear our shared values of freedom, democracy and justice.
With the much appreciated memory of our recent meetings in Italy last May, and would like to take this opportunity to renew my warmest wishes of well-being to you and to our friends, the people of the United States of America.
[signed] Sergio Mattarella