Italy to Honor Wishes of the Eritrean Government and Victim’s Family

Eritrean envoy to Italy - Amb. Zemede Tekle
Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Eritrean Envoy to Italy

By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean Government through its Embassy in Rome today announced that for the first time in its week-long diplomatic upheaval, it has finally secured a positive response from Italian authorities regarding the possibility of returning the remains of all Eritrean victims of the October 3rd tragedy in Lampedusa back to Eritrea for proper burial.

The Italian government, however, underlined that the process of returning the bodies might take more time as it requires to pass through a series of proper identification stages, if necessary using DNA testing, to further ascertain identities of some unclaimed and unrecognized bodies. 

Eritrea on its part pointed out that the delay witnessed in the process has caused deep worry on the part of family members of the victims and urged Italian authorities to repatriate the already identified corpses to their native land.

The statement also re-affirms Eritrea’s readiness to assist the families of the victims from covering transportation expenses to arranging the burial ceremony for their loved ones in accordance to their culture and tradition.

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`መንግስቲ ጣልያን ንሬሳታት ኣጻፊፉ ምስ ወደአ ከምዘረክበና ብወግዒ ኣፍሊጡና`ሎ ` ኣምባሳደር ዘመደ ተኽለ

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መንግስቲ ጣልያን ነቶም ሬሳታት ብቐጥታ ንቤተሰቦም ጥራይ`የ ዘርክብ ኢሉ ዝተባህለ ሓቂ ከምዘይኮነ`ውን ገሊጹ

VOA Tigrniya,

ትማሊ ረቡዕ ኣብ ቪኦኤ ዝቐረቡ ተሓላቒ ስደተኛታት ኣባ ሙሴ ዘርኣይ፡ መንግስቲ ጣልያን ነቲ ሬሳታት ንመንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዘይኮነስ ንስድራቤታት ብቐጥታ ከረክቦም ከምዝወሰነ ገሊጾም ኔሮም።

ኣምባሳደር ዘመደ ተኽለ ግን፡ እቲ ናይ ምልላይ  ስራሕ ምስተጻፈፈ፡ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ነቶም ሬሳታት ተቐቢሉ ንቤተሰቦም ከረክብ ወግዓዊ መረጋገጺ ከምዝተዋህቦም ሓቢሩ።

ብተወሳኺ፡ ዛጊድ ብሰበስልጣን ኢጣልያ ዝተቐብረ ሬሳ ከምዘየለ፡ እቲ ሬሳታ ንመጽንሒ ተባሂሉ ኣብ ዝተዳለወ ፍሉይ ቦታ ተቐሚጡ ከምዘሎ`ውን ካብ ሰበስልጣን ጣልያን መረጋገጺ ከምዝተዋህቦም ኣምባሳደር ዘመደ ንቪኦኤ ሓቢሩ`ሎ።

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