22-02-2021 | di COOPI
COOPI's condolences on the death of Ambassador Luca Attanasio
COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale expresses its deep condolences for the death of the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, Carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci and the driver Mustapha Milambo who were killed today, 22 February, during an attack near Goma, in the north-east of the African country.
Ambassador Attanasio had held the post in Kinshasa since 2017 and in 2020 he was awarded the Nassiriya Prize "for his commitment to safeguarding peace between peoples" and "for having contributed to the realisation of important humanitarian projects, distinguishing himself for his altruism, dedication and spirit of service in support of people in need".
In 2019, the Ambassador had met with COOPI staff to learn about the food security project carried out near Upemba Park.
COOPI extends its sympathy to the families of the victims, to their colleagues at the Farnesina and at the Carabinieri Corps.