President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi stressed on Saturday the distinguished historical ties between Egypt and Italy at the political and economic levels.
He said so in a meeting with the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte which took up several issues related to bilateral cooperation as well as the updates of the ongoing investigation into Regeni’s case.
It comes amid the president’s visit to Beijing to attend the second Belt and Road Forum.
Italian student Giulio Regeni disappeared on 25 January 2016, and his body was found in Egypt on 4 February that year bearing signs of extreme torture.
Al-Sisi emphasised his full support for joint cooperation among the bodies concerned in both countries to bring those responsible to justice.
The meeting also addressed coordination of efforts to combat terrorism and illegal migration, the presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said.
The Egyptian and Italian leaders also praised the joint cooperation between both countries to deal with many challenges across the Mediterranean region.
Conte hailed Egypt’s pivotal role in maintaining peace and stability in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, asserting his country’s keenness to boost mutual cooperation at various levels, Rady added.
Moreover, the two sides reviewed several issues of mutual concern at the regional level, topped by the crisis in Libya.
Highlighting Egypt’s firm position on Libya, Al-Sisi underscored the need for a holistic political settlement that ensures Libya’s unity and regional integrity.