CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry spoke Friday via telephone with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, to discuss the investigation into the murder of slain Italian research Giulio Regeni, stated Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid Sunday.
“The Italian Foreign Minister also expressed his satisfaction with the current level of cooperation between the two countries regarding the investigation,” the statement read.
Guilio Regeni, 28, was murdered in late January or early February and the initial investigations revealed signs of torture on his body. Egypt and Italy have issued shared investigation into the killing. Regeni was a Cambridge PhD student and a visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo.
In the phone call conducted Friday, both sides also discussed Libyan political and security turmoil.
On March 3, Italy announced that two Italian citizens might have been killed in a gun fight in Libya, Reuters reported.