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Trump reaches Rome to meet Italy, Vatican leaders

IANS | Rome |

US President Donald Trump arrived in Rome on Tuesday for meetings with Italian leaders and Pope Francis in Vatican City.

Trump is expected to meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella Wednesday morning at Quirinale (presidential) Palace. Beyond this courtesy visit, Trump's meeting with Pope in Vatican City will be another main event in Rome.

On Wednesday, the US President will also meet Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who already met with Trump on April 20 in Washington during a state trip to the US.

Their meeting will be in Villa Taverna, residence of the US Ambassador in Italy and they will discuss issues related to the theme of G7 summit to be held in Taormina, Sicily later this week, according to ANSA news agency.

According to the official agenda, US State Secretary Rex Tillerson will accompany Trump to meet with the Italian president in Rome.

Local media also said Trump and Mattarella are going to meet again two days later in Taormina, where Mattarella will host Trump and other the leaders at G7 summit Friday night, having a "scenic" dinner at a famous hotel.