The Italian ambassador to Egypt will remain in Rome for the time being as there is tension between the two countries following the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in late February, the foreign minister said.
In a statement, Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said: “The government recalled the ambassador two months ago and this decision has not changed.”
“It’s a very serious initiative that I don’t think has a precedent. For the moment we are sticking with this decision.”
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