CAIRO: The killing of Italian research student Guilio Regeni in Cairo has had a negative impact on relations between both countries, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told Youm7 in an interview published Sunday, adding that Egypt is working to fix the strained relation.
“Sure, there are many questions regarding the circumstances of the disappearance of the Italian researcher, and on finding out his body in the same day when Italian Minister of Commerce and her delegation were visiting Cairo,” he said.
Egypt is “keen” to help and update the Italian side on all investigations and to reassure Rome.
Cambridge PhD student and visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo Guilio Regeni, 28, was murdered in late January or early February and the initial investigations revealed signs of torture on his body.
Three days ago, the Egyptian Interior Ministry stated that police killed four “gang members” suspected of involvement in the killing of Regeni. However, Italy did not convinced of Egyptian statements.
On March 18, Shoukry spoke via telephone with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, to discuss the investigation into the murder of slain Italian researcher.