Radio Havana Cuba | Celebrating National Unity Day in Italy

Photo: Prensa Latina

Havana, March 17 (Radio Havana Cuba) Today, Italian President Sergio Mattarella presided over the central event of the National Unity Day, which was held in front of the altar of the Fatherland, at the Monument to King Vittorio Emanuele II, in central Havana. Capital.

A statement from the Presidency of the Republic indicated that Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Defense Minister Guido Crosetto, and other figures participated in the ceremony, during which Mattarella placed a laurel wreath on the Italian’s grave. Unidentified soldier.

On the occasion of this day, which commemorates the final unification of the seven states into which the country was divided, which occurred on March 17, 1861, with the proclamation of Vittorio Emanuele II as King of Italy, Meloni published a message on social networks in which he points out that “together we can overcome any challenge.” .

For his part, the President expressed in his speech that “the truer the ideal of our unity is, the richer the future of the Italian people will be with opportunities.”

“Today we face challenges that are not much different from those we faced then,” Mattarella added, referring to the current conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, where more than 31 people have died as a result of the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. A thousand people.

The Head of State stressed that “these wars must stop so that respect for human rights and international law can be restored, and the lives of all peoples can be guaranteed.” (Source: Prensa Latina)

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