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Syria: Quirico released – a cause for rejoicing, says Bonino

“The news that Domenico Quirico has been freed fills me with great joy and satisfaction. My thoughts go out first of all to his family, who at last can embrace Domenico after all these months, days and moments of anxiety”. These were the words of Foreign Minister Emma Bonino on hearing the good news of the Italian journalist’s release.

“My thanks to the Farnesina, the Crisis Unit and all of the State departments involved”

“My thanks go to all those who played such an important part in the happy ending to this story. The Farnesina and its Crisis Unit, the other State departments that, with great determination, have worked together to follow every possible avenue to solve this case. A case that, in such a difficult environment as Syria, was particularly complex”.

“Reporting the truth in extreme conditions”

The release of a journalist is very good news too for all members of the press and media who risk their lives in battle-zones to report the truth in extreme conditions”, concluded Minister Bonino.