The head of Belgian diplomacy points out that the attack on this convoy of the World Food Program (WFP), during a visit near Goma in eastern DRC, was perpetrated in violation of international law.
LThe death of the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Luca Attanasio, killed on Monday in an armed attack that targeted a UN convoy in the east of the country, constitutes “a despicable act which shows the urgent need to restore peace in this region ”, reacted the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès.
The head of Belgian diplomacy underlines, in a message on Twitter, that the attack on this convoy of the World Food Program (WFP), during a visit near Goma in eastern DRC, was perpetrated in violation of the law international.
Dr Congo: Italian ambassador killed in armed attack in the East
“Too many lives have been lost,” adds Ms. Wilmès, who conveyed to her Italian counterpart her condolences to the families of the diplomat and his team. Two other people – the driver and the ambassador’s bodyguard, according to several sources – were also killed in the attack.
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, also said he was shocked by the attack and the lives lost. “Security and peace must be ensured: the European Union will remain at the side of the DRC and its population”, tweeted the Belgian, offering his condolences to the family of the ambassador and to his team.