June 29, 2019
The death of the Italian student Gulio Regeni, who was killed in Egypt in 2016, has once again become top news. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed the latest developments with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the G-20 summit.
Egypt’s Presidency spokesman Bassam Radi reiterated al-Sisi’s quest to find the truth, stressing his full support for joint cooperation between Egypt and Italy to reveal the details of the case.
The Italian Prime Minister expressed his hope that the perpetrators are found and brought to justice.
Relations between Cairo and Rome were severely strained after Regeni’s body was found in Egypt in February 2016 with signs of torture.
Two months later, Rome summoned its ambassador to Cairo but reinstated him 17 months later.
A few days ago, Regini’s family asked their government to withdraw its ambassador from Cairo. The request came in response to what the family described as pressure exerted by the Egyptian authorities on their legal team in Egypt to prevent them from pursuing the case, according to the British newspaper the Guardian.