It is too early to judge the administration of United States president Donald Trump, Italian head of state Sergio Mattarella said in an interview on Thursday with a Chinese TV network.
"We are still at the start of this new presidency in the US," Mattarella told the CCTV network during an official visit to China.
"We need to wait for concrete developments before evaluating his actions," he said.
When Trump took the oath of office on 20 January he did so with the lowest approval rating of any incoming president.
Controversial executive orders issued by Trump since he took office include a halt to refugee admissions, a temporary ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and construction of a wall along the border with Mexico.
The Trump administration this week also issued new guidelines that lay the groundwork for potentially deporting millions of undocumented immigrants from the US.