Immigrants, ‘source of strength for nation’ says President

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has said that Italian immigrants are a new source of strength for the country. Napolitano made the remarks while receiving a group of immigrants who recently acquired Italian citizenship. “This influx of new energy coming from every part of the world that has established itself here is a factor of freshness and strength for the Italian nation,” he said. Napolitano has also said that he would like to see ‘old prejudices’ against immigrants disappear.

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