Italian Interior Minister Marco Minetti praised the statements made by President Sisi on the Egypt’s determination to reach the full truth behind the murder of a 28-year-old Cambridge PhD Italian student Giulio Regeni. Those statements were delivered by Al-Sisi on the sidelines of his participation in the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh last November.
During his meeting with the President Al-Sisi in Al Ittihadia Palace، the Italian Minister conveyed the greetings and appreciation of the Italian President، pointing out to the depth and strength of bilateral relations between the two countries. He stressed that the coming period would witness more joint cooperation، especially in the field of combating illegal migration and counterterrorism، as well as intensifying joint efforts to enhance cooperation in economic relations by injecting more Italian investment into Egypt. President Al-Sisi expressed his sincere gratitude to the Italian President for his sincere condolences to Egypt on the victims of terrorism and his support to deepen relations between the two countries. Giulio Regeni was an Italian Cambridge University graduate who was abducted and tortured to death in Egypt. Regeni's mutilated and half-naked corpse was found in a ditch alongside the Cairo-Alexandria highway on the outskirts of Cairo on February 3، 2016. Italian and Egyptian officials conducted separate autopsies on Regeni's corpse with an Egyptian forensic official reporting on March 1، 2016، that he was interrogated and tortured for up to seven days at intervals of 10–14 hours before he was finally killed