Obama to receive Mattarella Feb. 8

Refugees, fighting ISIS on agenda

(ANSA) - Washington, January 29 - United States President Barack Obama will receive Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Washington, DC, on February 8, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday. The two leaders will discuss joint efforts in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group and the ongoing global refugee crisis.
    Italy is a highly valued NATO ally, the White House said in a statement.
    Also on the agenda will be US economic developments and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the statement said.
    Mattarella will be in the United States from February 6-13, according to the statement.