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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Talks with Egypt are “necessary” for Rome’s interests -Italian intelligence

Keeping channels open with Egypt is in Rome’s interests, Italy’s intelligence agency said in its annual report yesterday, ANSA reports. Egypt is “central in the geopolitical and regional-security dynamics and is a necessary interlocutor for [Italy] … to foster cooperation in finding those who (tortured and murdered Italian student) Giulio Regeni,” the report says. Rome had sent its ambassador back to Cairo in September, after more than a year and a half of having recalled him in the aftermath of the Regeni case. The student’s family has since criticized the ambassador’s return to Egypt.

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