Obama hosts his final state dinner, describes moment with Italian PM Renzi as 'bittersweet'

 Obama hosts his final state dinner, describes moment with Italian PM Renzi as bittersweet

The sound of herald trumpets and a full dose of pomp and pageantry on the South Lawn were orchestrated to welcome Renzi, one of the few world leaders to receive such a reception from the White House. Reuters

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Obama said it was a "bittersweet moment" describing their official visit and the final state dinner of Obama's presidency. Reuters

 

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President Obama raised a toast to Prime Minister Renzi, celebrating strong partnership across a range of issues including growth and job creation. Reuters

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"We've saved the best for last," Obama said, grinning. Reuters

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Updated Date: Oct 19, 2016 14:01:39 IST