PES extends condolences after the earthquake in Central Italy

Date

24 Aug 2016

Sections

Climate & Environment
Public Affairs

Press release

The Party of European Socialists is deeply saddened by the deaths and devastation caused by the earthquake in Central Italy last night. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said this morning: “I am deeply moved by the news of this destructive earthquake. Our hearts and minds are with the families of the victims and the people of Italy. We express our deepest sympathies to those directly affected by the disaster and to the Italian people. We stand in solidarity with you.”

It is also the time to support the rescue teams on the ground, so they can limit the loss of life and I am sure the Italian government is doing everything in its power to help the affected regions”, Stanishev added.

The PES President has sent a condolence letter to the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, on behalf of the PES political family.

Party of European Socialists (PES)
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