ROME — Italy on Wednesday pressed the United Nations for answers concerning the attack on a U.N. meals support convoy in Congo that left a young ambassador and his paramilitary police bodyguard dull.
Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio informed lawmakers in Rome that Italy has requested both the U.N. and the U.N. World Meals Program to begin an investigation into the security arrangements for convoy, which turned into once attacked two days earlier.
The minister acknowledged Italy also will spare no effort to determine the reality behind the killing of Ambassador Luca Attanasio and Carabiniere paramilitary officer Vittorio Iacovacci. A WFP Congolese driver, Moustapha Milambo, turned into once also killed in the attack.
“We personal formally requested the WFP and the U.N. to begin an inquest that clarifies what came about, the motivations for the security arrangements employed and who turned into once responsible for these decisions,” Di Maio acknowledged.
The time out turned into once undertaken at the U.N.’s invitation, according to Di Maio.
The two Italians had “entrusted themselves to the protocol of the United Nations,” which flew them on a U.N. airplane from Kinshasha to Goma, 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles) away, Di Maio acknowledged.
The Italian embassy in Kinshasha, Di Maio eminent, has two armored autos at the ambassador’s disposal for moving all around town and the nation. Nonetheless for Monday’s mission, to streak to a WFP faculty meals undertaking in Rutshuri in jap Congo, Attanasio turned into once traveling in U.N. autos.
Only hours earlier, Di Maio, flanked by Premier Mario Draghi, met the arrival of the our bodies of the 2 Italians at a Rome defense force airport. Autopsies are scheduled for Wednesday and a convey funeral for both males turned into once space for Thursday in Rome.
A distinct team of Carabinieri investigators, dispatched by Rome prosecutors, arrived Tuesday in Congo on what Di Maio acknowledged would seemingly be more than one missions to determine what came about.
Attanasio, 43, who leaves a widow involved in volunteer initiatives in Congo and three small kids, “turned into once in devour along with his profession, with Africa and his family,’’ Di Maio acknowledged. He eminent that the Carabiniere turned into once nearing the finish of his safety detail in Congo and turned into once soon due wait on in Rome.
The World Meals Program, which won the Nobel Peace Prize remaining yr for its efforts to feed refugees and various malnourished folks worldwide, is headquartered in Rome.
“For this reason, I instantly requested WFP in Rome and the United Nations, involving directing the Secretary General (Antonio) Guterres, to produce a detailed yarn on the attack on the convoy,’’ Di Maio acknowledged.
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