Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received a phone call from Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday during which both sides discussed bilateral ties, regional issues and ways to resolve crises in the Middle East and the Mediterranean
Sisi praised the distinguished relations between the two countries and their cooperation on various regional issues.
He also stressed the importance that Egypt attaches to the development of various frameworks of joint cooperation, coordination and consultation between Egypt and Italy.
“The two leaders discussed issues of common concern, especially the military and economic ones, as well as developments in the Middle East and Libya,” said Egyptian Presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady.
He said that the call tackled a number of issues related to the strategic bilateral relations between the two countries and their development in several areas, including energy.
The two leaders also discussed the latest developments of joint cooperation between the two sides regarding the ongoing investigations in the case of the Italian university student, Giulio Regeni (28), who was murdered in Cairo in 2016.
For his part, the Italian PM expressed his country’s eagerness to further strengthen relations with Cairo in trade, investment and military, as well as boosting coordination between both sides regarding regional issues.