US President Donald Trump arriving at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. (Credits: Office of the President of the Italian Republic)

In photos: President Trump’s visit to Rome ahead of the G7

The G7 Summit will take place in Taormina on May 26–27.

On May 24, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, met with the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the President of the Council of Ministers, Paolo Gentiloni.

Rome is the first European stop of President’s Trump first trip abroad. He will return to Italy to participate in the G7 Summit which will take place in Taormina on May 26–27.

US President Donald Trump meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. (Credits: Office of the President of the Italian Republic)

The meetings confirmed the strength of the strategic relationship between Italy and the US, Allied and friendly countries, who share a common commitment on a vast array of issues.

Building on the foundations laid down in Washington on April 20, Trump and Gentiloni reaffirmed their joint commitment to strengthen bilateral economic relations and to address the main international challenges, starting with terrorism and the stability of the Mediterranean region, also in the light of the meetings that President Trump had in the Middle East.

The Italian Prime Minister on Twitter: “With [@] realDonaldTrump meeting in preparation of the Taormina Summit. From #G7 common committment against terrorism.”
US President Donald Trump meeting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome. (Credits: Office of the Italian Prime Minister)

Particular attention was paid to Libya’s stabilization process, in which Italy plays a leading role. In this context, President Trump praised Italy’s important diplomatic contribution to putting an end to violence in the country.

The upcoming G7 summit was also at the center of the discussions. Leaders in Taormina will discuss issues crucial to the future of the global economy and to international security and stability.

For more on the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily, and our dispatches on the Italian presidency of the G7 in 2017, follow our G7inUS publication here on Medium and Medium Italiano, or follow us on Twitter. For the official channel of the G7 presidency in 2017, follow @G7 on Twitter or visit the G7 official website.

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