The world news – Murder of the Italian ambassador in the DRC: President Sergio Mattarella denounces a « cowardly attack » – Benin Web TV


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The Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed Monday in the east of the country in an ambush attributed to Rwandan Hutu rebels Italian President Sergio Mattarella denounced on Monday « a cowardly attack »

The death of the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Luca Attanasio and his bodyguard as well as his driver in an armed attack, provoked strong reactions in particular from the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella , who denounced « a cowardly attack » « The Italian Republic is in mourning for its servants of the State who lost their lives in the exercise of their functions », he declared in a statement, the Italian president deploring « the act of violence » perpetrated as the diplomat and his staff traveled by car in a World Food Program (WFP) convoy

This attack about ten kilometers from Goma constitutes « a despicable act which shows the urgent need to restore peace in this region », reacted the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès « Too many lives have been lost », adds Ms. Wilmès, who conveyed to her Italian counterpart her condolences to the families of the diplomat and his team.

For his part, European Council President Charles Michel said he was shocked by the attack and the lives lost

« I don’t want to support anyone because where there is controversy, Marie is not there », Patrice Simenou

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The world news – Murder of the Italian ambassador in the DRC: President Sergio Mattarella denounces a « cowardly attack » – Benin Web TV

Ref.: https://beninwebtv.com/2021/02/meurtre-de-lambassadeur-italien-en-rdc-le-president-sergio-mattarella-denonce-une-attaque-lache/