US’s Biden, Italy’s Meloni agree to continue providing assistance to Ukraine
Biden held talks with the new prime minister of Italy, the leaders discussed support for Ukraine (Photo:Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
U.S. President Joe Biden and Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in a phone call on Oct. 25 agreed to continue providing assistance to Ukraine to help it fight off the Russian invasion of the country, the White House said in a readout of the two leaders’ call.
“They discussed their commitment to continue providing assistance to Ukraine, holding Russia accountable for its aggression, addressing the challenges posed by China, and ensuring sustainable and affordable energy resources,” the readout says.
According to the White House, Biden and Meloni also underscored the strong relationship between the United States and Italy, and expressed their readiness to work together within the transatlantic alliance to address common challenges.
Early parliamentary elections were held in Italy on Sept. 25. A right-wing coalition, which included Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party, gained 43-47% of the vote.
Meloni was officially sworn in as the head of the Italian government on Oct. 22, becoming the first female prime minister in the country’s history.
In her speech, the new prime minister said Italy would continue to uphold Western sanctions against the Kremlin regime and its dictator, Vladimir Putin, despite Moscow’s attempts at gas-supply blackmail.
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