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NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah conveys condolences to Italian Foreign Minister on tragic Bus crash in southern Italy

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan, expressed a message of sympathy and condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, on the recent tragic bus crash in southern Italy on July 28, 2013. A bus carrying more than 50 people went off a bridge and fell almost 100 feet below in a wooded area. Thousands of people, including the Prime Minister of Italy, attended a recent funeral ceremony for the victims.

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, H.E. Emma Bonino, NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah conveyed, “I was deeply saddened to learn of the terrible bus crash in southern Italy, which has tragically taken the lives of 39 passengers and causing numerous injuries. We extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved families of all the victims and to the Government and people of Italy. We wish for a swift and successful recovery of all those injured in the crash, along with fortitude and strength for the people of Italy at this time. I assure you the Afghan people stand in solidarity with the people of Italy in this difficult time”.

 

Many international leaders offered condolences to Italian officials.

July 30, 2013 – Kabul, Afghanistan

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