The head of state meets volunteers and mayors of the areas affected by bad weather: the governor Stefano Bonaccini welcomes him. "Fundamental territory for Italy, there will be consensus and constant support: you will make it with everyone's help"
"Italy is close to you and you will not be alone in the reconstruction which must be fast". Sergio Matterella is visiting the areas affected by bad weather in Emilia-Romagna, to meet the volunteers who worked during the emergency and the mayors of numerous municipalities in the area. The itinerary of the head of state started from Modigliana, where he was welcomed by the president of Emilia-Romagna Stefano Bonaccini and the mayor Giancarlo Jader Dardi. The program then envisaged a passage to Forlì, then in the afternoon the stages of Cesena, Lugo, Ravenna thus arriving in Faenza, the final destination.
"I know you will make it with the help of the state, of the government, I know you will make it because this is the will of these districts", said the President of the Republic speaking in the city of Forlì. "What I would like to tell you is that all of Italy is close to you and you will not be alone in this important work which must be fast. This territory is a very important element, fundamental for the life of Italy: it is for its economy, for its history", he continued in front of hundreds of people with the tricolor. "You can be sure, there will be all the consensus and constant support. Not only in these days, but also in the future, because this is work to be done quickly, and it will require a lot of effort, it will require commitment. But you won't be alone in this."
Previously, thanks had already arrived from the governor of Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini: "I think it is a beautiful message to the people and populations because the President of the Republic enjoys esteem, respect, for all that he has been able to demonstrate and is demonstrating". Mattarella also then announced that the sums of the Paul VI Prize, presented to him by Pope Francis, will be donated to the John XXIII Community and its shelters affected by the floods.