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Obama called Italy’s PM Renzi: White House

December 06
19:24 2016

US President Barack Obama speaks during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House October 18, 2016US President Barack Obama on Tuesday phoned Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who formally resigned after a crushing referendum defeat. "The president emphasized that Italy will remain one of the United States' closest and strongest allies and an indispensable partner," the White House said in a statement. Obama made the call from Air Force One on a flight from Washington to Tampa, Florida, thanking Renzi "for the close friendship and partnership the leaders enjoyed" during his tenure as prime minister.

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