The Foreign Ministry informs that last 26 of April the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, received Ms Doina Corman, the mother of Cristian Provvisionato, to reaffirm his utmost commitment to reach a prompt solution of the case.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in close cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Rabat, is closely and attentively following the case of Mr Provvisionato and has always kept in close contact with his family ever since the beginning. Mr Provvisionato, an Italian citizen, was arrested in Mauritania at the end of August 2015 and has been in preventative detention since then because local legislation provides that criminal investigations in that Country can last up to a maximum of three years.
The Foreign Ministry continues to act at top-most level, asking the Nouakchott Authorities to assure that Mr Provvisionato undergo a fair and speedy trial. Thanks to the Foreign Ministry’s intervention, the Italian national is treated respectfully, is allowed to meet and communicate with his family and to receive the goods that they send him from Italy, including the last delivery that was made today. He has also been paid regular consular visits to verify his health condition.