President Biden, Italian PM Meloni Commit to New Space Dialogue
Today, President Biden and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni released a joint statement on the alliance, partnership, and friendship between the United States and Italy. Among other things, the statement calls for strengthened U.S.-Italy space cooperation:
The United States and Italy commit to strengthen space cooperation, including through the creation of a “new space dialogue” to promote industrial cooperation with government support. Both reaffirm their partnership on space exploration and express, as original signatories, support for the principles of the Artemis Accords. The United States and Italy recognize the importance of addressing space threats through norms, rules, and principles of responsible behaviors, and welcome innovative new commercial space partnerships, including to advance human spaceflight. Both sides look to encourage further space-related investments, and industrial collaboration, including on commercial space stations.