Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in reaction to the natural disaster that hit Italy

20.01.2017 – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deep sorrow over the natural disaster that hit the Abruzzo region of Italy, on 19 January 2017 when dozens of people, including tourists died from an avalanche caused by earthquakes.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveys its condolences to the disaster victims, as well as to the Italian Government and people and expresses the hope that there can still be avalanche survivors who will be soon found and rescued.