India and Italy will resolve issues amicably: Italian ambassador
India and Italy are friendly countries, not enemies; the Italian government wants to work with Indian government in all possible manners, Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini has said while referring to the row that has erupted between the two countries after the European nation declined to send back two marines charged with killing of Indian fishermen in the Indian sea.
“We have been consistent since day one, supremacy of the international law to be re-assessed, in last few days we tried and put several proposals to Indian government and want this (marines row) to be resolved by consensual meanings,” said Daniele Mancini while inaugurating the Assocham India
Entrepreneurship summit, as per a statement issued by the Assocham.
Amid the media reports based on unnamed government sources that India may expel Italian ambassador, Mancini expressed confidence that the issue will be sorted out. “I am not retracting from any assurance, you can't consider the affidavit separated by all the orders, suggestions, proposals and ideas that we have been conveyed to Indian interlocutors and this is the part of process. I am confident that we will be able to sort it out,” added Mancini.
While addressing the Assocham’s event, the ambassador said that India and Italy are two mature democracies who will overcome these difficulties. He said that Italy is working with the Indian government in order to do whatever is to be done to pass and overcome this difficult moment. “It will be appropriate for me not to shy away from this and to remind you that it is very much present in our mind,” Mancini said.