Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over the halt to the negotiations between State Government and the Maoist-nominated mediators on the hostage crisis, Italian Consul General Joel Melchiori on Saturday said he was hopeful of a positive solution.
“We are hopeful of a positive solution to the crisis. However, nothing can be said at this moment,” Melchiori told.
Melchori said that the Italian Government was concerned about the safety of its nationals Bosusco Paolo (54) and Claudio Colangelo (61) who are in the captivity of the Maoists since March 14. He however, expressed satisfaction over the State Government’s attempt to resolve the crisis.
It is noteworthy to mention that Melchiori has been camping in Bhubaneswar since the Italian nationals were taken hostage by Maoists on March 14 from Kandhamal district.
Source: 360 NS