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Italy moves to defuse row with Afghanistan over hostage talks

Italy moved to defuse a row with Afghanistan over the handling of negotiations to free a Italian aid worker, Clementina Cantoni, kidnapped ten days ago in Kabul.The Italian foreign ministry said in a statement that reports of Italian government interference in the hostage negotiations were “without foundation”. “The management of every aspect of this affair is the subject of written agreements with the Afghan authorities,” the foreign ministry said. “All operations are conducted in the full respect of the sovereignty of the Afghan government and under its supervision.”Full Story

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