Staffan de Mistura appointed as Italian Special Envoy to India in Marines Case
Italy has appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura as the special envoy to India to work out on fair trials for the Italian Marines.
Italy in the 1st week of May 2013 appointed Staffan de Mistura the Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy as the Special Envoy to India on Marines Issue. His appointment to the post was done by the Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta.
Staffan de Mistura's appointment as the special envoy was done to work out for a fair outcome of the case against the two Italian Marines facing trial for killing two Indian fishermen on the coast of Kerela in February 2012. He has been a frequent visitor to India from the Italian side, since the two marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone were arrested in the case.