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Monday, 18 December 2017

El Sisi meets Italian Interior Minister to discuss Regeni, cooperating on illegal migration

Egypt is committed to finding those who are guilty for the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi told Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti, according to an Ittihadiya statement. El Sisi reaffirmed that Egypt will continue to coordinate with Italian prosecutors in the ongoing investigation into Regeni’s death. Prosecutors from both countries are set to meet soon to discuss developments in the investigation, according to the statement.

Separately, Minniti also said that Italy is keen to boosting its cooperation with Egypt on illegal migration and anti-terrorism efforts, in addition to increasing Italian investment in Egypt.

This comes as Egyptian authorities reportedly handed over the 1,000-page case file to Regeni’s family, Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports (paywall). Egypt will also make the file available to the Italian prosecutor general within days, according to the newspaper. However, the Regeni family’s lawyer claims that Egypt is still sitting on the majority of the file. The handover of the papers is only the first step, and they must be translated before their value to the investigation is determined, Regeni’s family said.

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