Foreign Minister was contacted by telephone this evening by his Romanian colleague, Cristian Diaconescu.
Speaking on behalf of the Romanian Government, Minister Diaconescu expressed his and their profound dismay over the horrific rape and violent attacks committed by six Romanian citizens in the town of Guidonia, near Rome. He asked Minister Frattini to convey this sincere message of sympathy to the victims of these barbaric acts of violence, and to the Mayor of Rome, Alemanno.
Minister Diaconescu reiterated Bucharest's readiness to collaborate with the Italian authorities in order to combat with the utmost firmness any criminality in Italy for which Romanian citizens are responsible.
Minister Diaconescu took this opportunity to undertake to follow the case of Gratian Gruia, who is at present staying with the family who offered him accommodation on his arrival in Romania.