- Title: Trump arrives in Italy to meet Pope Francis, Italian leaders
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: ROME, ITALY (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) AIR FORCE ONE MOVING INTO ARRIVAL POSITION PHOTOGRAPHER ON TARMAC U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND WIFE MELANIA WAVING AT TOP OF PLANE STEPS AND WALKING DOWN PLANE STEPS U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP GREETED BY ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ANGELINO ALFANO AND SHAKING HANDS WITH DIGNITARIES SECURITY FORCES AT AIRPORT U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WALKING TOWARDS CAR AND WAVING TO MEDIA MEDIA AT AIRPORT IVANKA TRUMP AND HUSBAND JARED KUSHNER SHAKING HANDS WITH DIGNITARIES AND WALKING TOWARDS CAR POLICE AT AIRPORT CONVOY CARRYING TRUMP AND FAMILY LEAVING AIRPORT
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 18:01
- Keywords: Ivanka Trump Melania Trump Pope Francis Vatican Air Force One Rome U.S. President Donald Trump
- Location: ROME, ITALY
- City: ROME, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I26LHJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Italy on Tuesday (May 23) ahead of meetings with Pope Francis and Italian leaders, on the third leg of his first international trip since taking office.
Trump's meeting with the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday morning (May 24) comes after the pair sparred at a distance on issues including migration, climate change and Islam.
Air Force One, carrying Trump, his wife Melania and his daughter Ivanka along with her husband Jared Kushner, landed at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport.
The White House hopes the nine-day trip through the Middle East and Europe will shift focus away from domestic controversies and on to foreign policy.
As well as the pope, Trump is due to meet President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. He will see Gentiloni again on Friday (May 26) for a summit in Sicily of the Group of Seven (G7) richest nations.
Extra security precautions have been taken in Rome, with the areas around the presidential palace, Vatican City, the American ambassador's residence and the U.S. embassy due to be temporarily closed to traffic.
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