C o m m u n i q u é
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, sent to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the following message:
«On behalf of myself and of all the Italian people, allow me to express my sympathy and closeness to the British people and my deepest-felt condolences to the family of MP Helen Joanne Cox, who suffered such a vile and heinous attack.
I am certain that this further act of outrageous savagery will strengthen our common struggle against all forms of hatred and violence, thus enabling political debate to always remain free and open.
At this time of profound sadness, may Her Majesty allow me to express my sincerest sympathy also on behalf of all the Italian people.»
Rome, 17 June 2016