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George Clooney's Italian friend to officiate his wedding

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Hollyood superstar George Clooney's Italian writer friend will officiate his wedding to human rights lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin.

Walter Veltroni, an Italian writer, journalist and politician who served as mayor of Rome from 2001 to 2008, will conduct the ceremony, a representative for the Venice Municipality confirmed, reported People magazine.

Veltroni is a close friend of Clooney's, and the Oscar-winning actor has likened him in the past to President Barack Obama, saying that the former mayor appealed 'to the young, he speaks of hope and a clean environment, (which is) rare in Italian politics'.

Clooney, 53 is set to marry Alamuddin, 36, in Venice, Italy later this month.

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First Published: Tue, September 23 2014. 14:49 IST