Press Esc to close
Saturday 28 March 2015
News updated at 7:50 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.5°C
Min : 19.9°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

UNSG expects India, Italy to resolve marine standoff

Washington, Mar 19, 2013 (PTI)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expects India and Italy to resolve their standoff over the marine issues constructively and in compliance with their international obligations.

"The Secretary-General hopes and expects Italy and India to resolve this matter constructively, and in compliance with their international obligations," Eduardo del Buey, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN chief, told reporters yesterday.

Two Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, who are accused of killing two Indian fishermen last year, had been given permission to fly to Italy to cast their votes in the polls on the understanding that they would return.

But the Italian government last week announced that it would renege on its commitment to send them back, prompting fury in New Delhi.

The two marines were allowed by the Indian Supreme Court to go to Italy to cast their vote after Italian envoy Daniele Mancini had given an assurance to send them back.

The apex court has now asked the Italian Ambassador not to leave the country without its permission, taking exception to his government's refusal to send back the two marines.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Brand ambassador Pranitha subhash at Jewels exotica Akshaya Tritiya jewellery shopping...

Brand ambassador Pranitha subhash at Jewels exotica Akshaya Tritiya jewellery shopping...

Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif with her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London...

Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif with her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London...

Models at a fashion show at IIFT in Bengaluru on Friday night...

Models at a fashion show at IIFT in Bengaluru on Friday night...

People watch the PSLV-C27 take off carrying India's fourth navigational satellite in Sriharikota...

People watch the PSLV-C27 take off carrying India's fourth navigational satellite in Sriharikota...

A view of Vidhan Soudha which was powered off during the Earth hour in Bangalore...

A view of Vidhan Soudha which was powered off during the Earth hour in Bangalore...

Security persons recover articles after an encounter with the Maoists in Latehar...

Security persons recover articles after an encounter with the Maoists in Latehar...

Dancers perform during  procession to mark the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in New Delhi

Dancers perform during procession to mark the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in New Delhi

Youths participate in a rally during Northeast NSS Festival in Agartala on Saturday...

Youths participate in a rally during Northeast NSS Festival in Agartala on Saturday...

Artists dressed as Hindu gods on the occasion of Rama Navami festival in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Artists dressed as Hindu gods on the occasion of Rama Navami festival in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Artists performing ballet 'Durga Saptashati' in Bhopal on Friday evening...

Artists performing ballet 'Durga Saptashati' in Bhopal on Friday evening...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523