- Italy–United States relations
Italy-United States relations are
bilateral relationsbetween Italyand the United States. The United Stateshas had diplomatic representation in the nation of Italyand its predecessor nation, the Kingdom of Sardinia, since 1840, with a break in relations from 1941 to 1944, while Italy and the United States were at war.
The United States currently enjoys warm and friendly relations with Italy. Italy is a leading partner in the war against terrorism. The two are
NATOallies and cooperate in the United Nations, in various regional organizations, and bilaterally for peace, prosperity, and security. Italy has worked closely with the United States and others on such issues as NATO and UN operations as well as with assistance to Russiaand the New Independent States; Lebanon; the Middle Eastpeace process; multilateral talks; Somaliaand Mozambiquepeacekeeping; and combating drug trafficking, trafficking in women and children, and terrorism.
Under longstanding bilateral agreements flowing from NATO membership, Italy hosts important U.S. military forces at
Vicenzaand Livorno(army); Aviano(air force); and Sigonella, Gaeta, and Naples--home port for the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet. The United States has about 13,000 military personnel stationed in Italy. Italy hosts the NATO Defense Collegein Rome.
Italy remains a strong and active transatlantic partner which, along with the United States, has sought to foster democratic ideals and international cooperation in areas of strife and civil conflict. Toward this end, the Italian Government has cooperated with the United States in the formulation of defense, security, and peacekeeping policies.
Principal U.S. Officials include:
Ronald P. Spogli
* Deputy Chief of Mission--Anna Borg
* Economic Affairs--Tom Delare
* Political Affairs--David Pearce (acting, Jonathan Cohen)
* Consular Affairs--Barbara Cummings
* Public Affairs--Anne T. Callaghan
* Commercial Affairs--Thomas Moore
* Regional Security Affairs--Nace Crawford
* Agricultural Section--Geoffrey Wiggin
* Defense Attache--CAPT Michael James
* Consul General, Florence--Nora Dempsey
* Consul General, Milan--Daniel Weygandt
* Consul General, Naples--Patrick Truhn
There is a U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy.
Foreign relations of the United States
Foreign relations of Italy
United States Ambassador to Italy
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