Italy happy as Holey Artisan attack case trial begins
Outgoing Italian Ambassador Mario Palma on Tuesday expressed satisfaction as formal trial of the sensational Holey Artisan cafe attack case has begun to ensure justice for the victims.
The envoy expressed his satisfaction during his farewell meetings with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at the ministry.
During the meetings, he also highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's "sympathetic but strong" leadership role in taking the terrorists into task, including combating of scourge of terrorism in Bangladesh.
However, Holey Artisan cafe attack case began on Monday with the deposition of a prosecution witness before a tribunal.
Ambassador Mario Palma termed the sensational Holey Artisan cafe attack a 'sad moment' of his tenure in Bangladesh.
Both ministers deeply appreciated Ambassador Palm's compassionate and constructive approach to tackle the situation in the aftermath of July 1, 2016 terrorist attack, at a restaurant in the city, when nine Italian citizens were killed.
Ambassador Palma thanked the ministers for their continued support during his stay in Bangladesh.