The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2017
Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation across a range of shared interests, including security and counterterrorism. The leaders discussed Libya, the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe, as well as Italy’s priorities, and the upcoming G-7 meeting in Italy. President Trump reiterated the U.S. commitment to NATO and emphasized the importance of all NATO allies sharing the monetary burden of defense spending. The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation on efforts to eliminate ISIS and other terrorist organizations. President Trump agreed to attend the G-7 Summit in Taormina, Italy in May, and said he looked forward to meeting with the Prime Minister at that time.