The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, sent the following message to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo:
«I have learnt of the barbarian terrorist attack committed in Jakarta today.
Allow me to firmly condemn this vile act committed against a Country and its people whose strength lies in its coexistence and union in diversity, values that I had the opportunity to appreciate in person during my recent visit.
I am certain that this abominable crime, far from intimidating us, will further strengthen the determination of the international community and of your Country to vanquish the plague of terrorism.
With this hope in mind, on behalf of myself and of all the Italian people, permit me to express my sincerest sentiments of grief, solidarity and sympathy to all the families of the victims, to the injured and to all the Indonesian people».
Rome, 14 January 2016