The historic partnership between Italy and the United States is "robust", US secretary of state Antony Blinken tweeted on Friday, the 160th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations.
"Proud to partner with my Italian counterpart @luigidimaio to highlight the robust US-Italy relationship established 160 years ago! Together we have accomplished much, and we look forward to a bright future of continued cooperation," read the tweet.
The tweet was posted with a link to a joint editorial by Blinken and Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio that was published in Rome-based La Repubblica daily on Friday - 160 years since Italy's unification.
Italy's "strong" partnership with the US and their shared commitment to multilateralism "has never been more important" in tackling "unprecedented global challenges" the editorial argued.