(posted by Guido) |
"President Bush will host Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, on July 20-21, 2003. Italy is among the United States' closest allies in NATO, and has been a strong supporter in the global war on terrorism and in bringing peace and democracy to Iraq. The President values Prime Minister Berlusconi's leadership. They will discuss a range of issues, including stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, peace and security in the Middle East region, continuing the fight against terrorism, and strengthening transatlantic relations."