Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil

09/23/2023 | Press release | Archived content

Passing of Giorgio Napolitano, former President of Italy

The Brazilian government was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away yesterday of Giorgio Napolitano, Italy's President from 2006 to 2015.

A statesman of great stature, Giorgio Napolitano became in 2013 the first President of Italy to be reelected. His contribution to international relations was marked by his defense of human rights and commitment to multilateralism.

The Brazilian government extends its condolences to the Italian people and government, as well as to the family and friends of the late President and Senator Emeritus of Italy.