C o m m u n i q u é
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, sent the following message to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump:
«It is with consternation that I learned of the vile attack that once again struck the city of New York, causing innocent victims.
In this tragic circumstance, I would like to again affirm that Italy will always stand by the United States and all the Countries engaged in combating the brutal and blind violence of terrorism and in upholding the fundamental values of liberty and coexistence, of which New York is the globally recognised symbol.
In this spirit, on behalf of myself and of all the Italian people, I address to you, to the families of the victims and to our friends, the American people, our heart-felt condolences and sincere wishes for the quick recovery of the people injured».
Rome, 2 November 2017