Andreotti, Guilio - from Italy
Country of meeting: in the year 1986-1987
Politician who has been termed the "ultimate insider of Italian political life". As Prime Minister of Italy, he publicly admitted the existence of Operation Gladio, years after similar revelations from Vincenzo Vinciguerra. During the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, Andreotti refused any negotiation with his captors. Moro, during his imprisonment, wrote a statement expressing very harsh judgements against Andreotti.
The Economist commented in his obituary about "the other bells, the funeral bells, which rang out rather too often around him and his circle. One of the victims was Giorgio Ambrosoli, a liquidator murdered for his conscientious investigation of the affairs of a Mafia banker, Michele Sindona, whom Mr Andreotti once called the saviour of the lira."
Activities in the Orangization:
President of the North Atlantic Council