Ambassador Armando Varricchio at GEI. The relationship between the United States and Italy is fundamental for the post-Covid recovery.

May 10, 2020 712

The Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio participated today in a virtual conversation with Mario Platero, President of the Gruppo Esponenti Italiani (GEI) of New York and columnist for La Stampa. During the conversation, which was joined by numerous GEI members, representatives of the italian community and journalists in NY, the Ambassador addressed the main issues in the context of bilateral relations between Italy and the United States.

At the outset he recalled the work done by the Embassy and the consular network in the USA to assist italian citizens during the emergency and underlined the role played by Alitalia which maintained until the beginning of May a direct flight from New York to Fiumicino, allowing over 10,000 Italians to return home. The conversation then focused on political and economic relations between the United States and Italy during the emergency and future prospects.

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