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Ban Ki-moon to discuss marines affair with Bonino

Foreign minister in meeting with EU representatives

12 February, 20:03
Ban Ki-moon to discuss marines affair with Bonino (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, February 12 - Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino will speak on the phone late Wednesday with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about two Italian anti-piracy marines accused of murdering two Indian fishermen and facing terrorism charges in India, the foreign ministry said. Ban has deemed the affair 'bilateral' after Italy sought UN help.

The foreign ministry said Bonino was currently participating telephonically in a meeting of European Union representatives from all 28 member countries to discuss the affair.

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