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On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Italy on the occasion of your Republic Day, marking the historic referendum that ushered in a new era of democracy and freedom for Italy.

The United States and Italy share a deep and enduring friendship rooted in our mutual goals of peace, prosperity, and respect for human rights around the world. We are grateful for Italy’s efforts in support of transatlantic and European values, including strong support for Ukraine, its people’s freedom, and its sovereignty in the face of Russia’s aggression. We also appreciate Italy’s critical role in fostering security and stability in the Mediterranean region and beyond as a NATO Ally and a partner to address global challenges.

The bond between our two countries is embodied by the 18 million Americans that claim Italian heritage, enriching our culture and communities. As we celebrate this Republic Day, we honor the enduring friendship between our peoples and reaffirm our commitment to strengthening our partnership in the years ahead.

Viva l’Italia!

U.S. Department of State

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