The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Italian Embassy in Seoul and in agreement with the local authorities, is closely monitoring the condition of its compatriots taking part in the 25th World Scout Jamboree underway in South Korea. The region has been hit in recent days by a strong heat wave that has caused illness among the participants.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Antonio Tajani assured “full attention for the 1,200 young Italians taking part in the youth gathering in the Asian country, a major event in the world scout movement that we want to continue without any further criticalities. Italian nationals can count on our Embassy in Seoul, which has visited the Italian camp several times and maintains a constant line of communication with the national contingent and with the task force set up at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs”.
To date, there are no serious concerns and the health, logistical and organisational situation – also as a result of diplomatic initiatives undertaken by foreign embassies on site, including the Italian one – appears to be under control.