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Consul General of the United States Robert Needham visited the city and praised with the Mayor the Memorial in memory of the victims of September 11 – Padovanews

The Consul General of the United States in Milan, Robert Needham, accompanied by Mayor Sergio Giordani, who had a friendly conversation with him at the Moroni Palace, on Tuesday 16 November, paid bouquets of flowers, to the memorial “Memory and Light” dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001.

At the end of a simple moment of reflection, Consul General Robert Needham declared: “Happy to be here this morning, this is not my first time in Padua, I think I came 23 years ago, but it is my first official visit in my capacity as Consul General of the United States in Milan; I would have liked to visit the city much earlier, but of course that wasn’t possible due to covid. First of all, I would like to thank the mayor who welcomed us and the city of Padua for hosting this memorial which is one of the most important in Europe and which shows how we share the memory of this terrible tragedy.” Robert Needham continued: “This has been a very special year, it has been a very special year. I spoke to the mayor about the economic recovery here in Padua and how Covid has had an impact that we might get out of now. This has been a very important year. Covid has shown how close our countries are, not only for the help that the United States has given Italy in the context of Covid, but also in the past period, our countries have come close and I would say they have come close in recent months The most important hero of American political life died from Italy, and President Biden came First Lady, Secretary of State, Special Climate Envoy Kerry, and several congressional delegations. This shows how close our country is and how the rapprochement has been consolidated in the past period. The Consul General concluded: “I would like to thank Italy for hosting the G20, an effort that is not easy in a period like this, there are good results from this G20, the concern, for example, about the climate, the tax agreement for big companies dealing with the web, but above all it was from It is good to see democracies around the same table, talking about the problems of this period. “

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Mayor Sergio Giordani explained:I have invited the Consul General to visit the city with more time next year and I think it is important that we have concrete and effective relations with the United States which is a great friendly country. We had an interesting and interesting conversation that touched on the issues that concern the economy, the American economy is recovering very well, and I explained to him the peculiarities of our city from Giotto to the university. I am really sorry that today he has little time to stay in Padua, but next year we will have the opportunity to allow him to discover even the lesser known aspects of our city. Of course, I jokingly mentioned to him that my passion for the United States grew even more when as president of Calcio Padua we appointed Alexei Lalas (both smiling) and affirmed the friendship and cooperation between our city and our country.“.

(Padovanet – The Padua Municipal Civic Network)

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