Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement this morning (24 August) on the earthquake which struck Italy in the early hours of this morning:
“I was deeply shocked to hear the news of the earthquake in Italy early this morning. It appears that many people have lost their lives or been injured.
At this time of grief and solidarity, we stand united with our Italian friends and partners.
I am certain that the Italian authorities will do everything in their power to help the victims. If desired, we are of course willing to provide assistance.”