CAIRO: Relations between Rome and Cairo will not be affected by the recent Italian student Giulio Regeni’s mysterious death, said Egyptian Ambassador to Rome Amr Helmy Saturday.
In a phone call with the Egyptian T.V channel Dream, Helmy asserted “the ongoing cooperation between Egypt and Italy to reveal the circumstances beyond Regeni’s,” adding that the Egyptian government is addressing the incident objectively and with seriousness.
Conflicting media reports and surround the Regeni’s death whose body was found dumped along a highway in i the 6 October City southwest of Cairo.
Helmy refuted claims that an Italian government delegation cut short a Wednesday visit to Cairo over the issue.
“The delegation, headed by the Italian Industry Minister, was scheduled to leave to attend the Italian cabinet meeting in Rome on that day,” said Helmy.
He also denied Italian media reports claimed the Egyptian security forces were involved in Regeni’s death.
“These are groundless allegations. We should wait till the investigation, carried out by the Egyptian prosecution is over,” he added.