The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, expresses his feeling of immense sorrow and firm condemnation for the vile attack on a bus carrying dozens of Coptic Christians from the Egyptian town of Minya. A large number of innocent people were killed, Coptic Christians, including many children.
I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy to the relatives of the victims, to the people of Egypt and to the Coptic Church. Italy condemns firmly any act of violence and confirms its determined commitment to fight a common battle to counter terrorism, said the minister.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.