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Europe and Eurasia: Statement on Enrico Letta Becoming Prime Minister of Italy

I congratulate Enrico Letta on being sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy. Prime Minister Letta is a good and trusted friend of the United States who has demonstrated a firm commitment to our trans-Atlantic partnership throughout his career. We wish him the best as he promotes reform at home and ensures continued Italian leadership abroad, and we look forward to continuing our close cooperation with Italy on many pressing issues all over the world. I also note our appreciation of the role President Napolitano has played in helping to guide the political process towards a stable Italian government – an important goal not only for Italy but for all of us who are friends of the Italian people.