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America and Italy are working with other nations to fight terror and maintain stability and secure their democratic future. More than 8,300 Italian troops are deployed in regions of conflict around the world. They're helping to fight extremism and to defend liberty and give more people the hope of a better future. About 2,100 Italian troops are supporting the NATO mission in Afghanistan. Italy leads Regional Command West as well as a Provincial Reconstruction Team.
Administration of George W. Bush, 2008 / Oct. 13 1339 I have deeply appreciated his friendship and G–20 issued important statements commit- his wisdom. The Prime Minister is a man of ting to work together to help resolve the cri- sincerity and principle, who speaks his mind sis. I welcome the bold and specific follow- and keeps his word. And because of his high up actions by European nations to pursue spirits and boundless optimism, it is always the G–7 action plan. And the United States good to see him and to spend time with him. is also acting, and we will continue to imple- So on this beautiful Columbus Day, Laura ment measures consistent with the G–7 ac- and I are proud to greet him on behalf of tion plan to help banks gain access to capital, our whole Nation. Mr. Prime Minister, mio to strengthen the financial system, and to caro amico, benvenuto—my dear friend, wel- unfreeze credit markets and restore con- come to the United States. fidence in our financial system. These are tough times for our economies, NOTE: The President spoke at 9:17 a.m. on the yet we can be confident that we can work South Lawn at the White House, where Prime our way through these challenges. And Minister Berlusconi was accorded a formal wel- come with full military honors. In his remarks, America will continue to work closely with he referred to Minister of Economy and Finance the other nations to coordinate our response Giulio Tremonti of Italy. The transcript released to this global financial crisis. by the Office of the Press Secretary also included America and Italy are working with other the remarks of Prime Minister Berlusconi. nations to fight terror and maintain stability and secure their democratic future. More than 8,300 Italian troops are deployed in re- Remarks Following Discussions With gions of conflict around the world. They’re Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of helping to fight extremism and to defend lib- Italy erty and give more people the hope of a bet- October 13, 2008 ter future. About 2,100 Italian troops are supporting the NATO mission in Afghani- President Bush. Good morning. Prime stan. Italy leads Regional Command West as Minister Berlusconi and I just had a very well as a Provincial Reconstruction Team. good discussion. That’s exactly the kind of I appreciate the Prime Minister’s willing- meeting that you would expect when good ness to modify restrictions on where Italian friends get together. forces can operate in Afghanistan. Italy has Mr. Prime Minister, I appreciate your deployed Carabinieri to support the NATO leadership. I want to thank you for your gra- training mission in Iraq. They’re doing a fine cious words earlier today. job. These are highly professional, highly Prime Minister Berlusconi. Thank you. skilled folks that are helping the Iraqi people. President Bush. I want to thank you for In Lebanon, Italy is the single largest con- giving the American people the honor of tributor to the United Nations peacekeeping celebrating Columbus Day with the leader mission. We discussed the need for Syria to of Italy. respect Lebanon’s sovereignty, to cease its For more than 60 years, the United States support for terror, and to open full diplo-
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