On their first day as Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, the Hon. Federica Mogherini and Senator Roberta Pinotti spoke by telephone with Italian Marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone.
After the two men were assured of the determination to do everything possible to bring them home to their families, Minister Pinotti expressed gratitude for the dignity with which they have confronted this long ordeal in India. “You are my first thought and that of the new government”, Minister Pinotti asserted sincerely.
Foreign minister Mogherini also confirmed the priority being given to the case, ensuring the continuity of the current’s government’s attention, not least with regard to the aspect of bringing it into the international arena, and recourse to all available instruments.