Universiade: De Magistris pleased with government presence

Says international event can bring prestige to country

(ANSA) - Naples, June 19 - Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris on Wednesday expressed satisfaction that government leaders will take part in the opening ceremony for the 2019 Summer Universiade.
    "I saw the government as a bit distant and indifferent, but now it seems like the inauguration will take place in the presence of the head of state, the premier, and various ministers and ambassadors," he said.
    "The Universiade is an international event that can bring great prestige to the country," he said.
    De Magistris' comments come just two weeks from the start of the World University Games and one day after Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's announcement that he will attend the opening ceremony.