News from the Mission
Milan, December 2, 2013 -- Thank you, Vittorio, Simone, and all the members of the AmCham Board. Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to accept the invitation to become honorary president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. Tonight I want to share with you my vision of the crucial importance of business and commerce in Italian-American relations.
November 2013 -- Thanksgiving is a uniquely American tradition. It began with the Pilgrims who had endured a brutal journey from England to America to begin new lives in what they called the New World. In November 1621, a year later, they held a feast —giving thanks for the harvest and for the generosity of their Native American neighbors who showed them how to plant the crops, that enabled them to survive their first harsh winter.
November 20, 2013 -- The U.S. government was pleased to participate in a technical meeting with Italian officials that was held November 20 at the Italian Air Base at Sigonella and the MUOS site in Niscemi. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss development of a monitoring system for the MUOS site in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Defense.
Rome, October 24, 2013 -- First, let me congratulate and thank Kerry Kennedy for this gift from another time that speaks to us in timeless ways. The brief remarks I prepared for tonight are focused on John and Robert Kennedy and their struggle for civil right, the title of the exhibit.
Rome, October 3, 2013 -- After presenting the Letter of Credence to President Napolitano, the U.S. Ambassador John R. Phillips met the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
The Ambassador John R. Phillips meets President Giorgio Napolitano during the presentation of his Letter of Credence
Rome, October 2, 2013 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Italy, John R. Phillips met President Giorgio Napolitano during the presentation of his Letter of Credence
Rome, September 13, 2013 -- [...] Over the past four decades, my wife Linda Douglass and I have been to Italy many, many times. We have come back again and again, not just because of the beauty of your land or its extraordinary history.
Rome, September 12, 2013 -- The Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Rand Beers presents the AMVER Award to two Italian maritime companies. AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System).
Rome, September 11, 2013 -- A wreath-laying ceremony presided by Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino was hosted today at the Twin Towner monument at Piazzale di Porta Capena, between the FAO headquarters and the Circus Maximus.
- As of October 1, 2013 all new E-Visa application packages must be submitted via e-mail
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The Embassy in Rome will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, December 25 and 26, 2013 in observance of Christmas and St. Stephen's Day American and Italian holidays.
See the holiday list.
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