Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani and his accompanying delegation along with the Italian, Ambassador in Egypt Michele Quaroni, visited St. Mark’s Cathedral in Abbasiya, as part of the Italian minister’s current visit to Egypt.
During the visit, the minister expressed his love for Egypt and the Coptic Orthodox Church and asked to convey his greetings to Pope Tawadros II, wishing that His Holiness would enjoy full health as soon as possible. He also expressed his aspiration to meet the Pope during his next visit to Egypt.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Sunday with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani at Al Itihadiyah Presidential Palace to confer over bilateral cooperation, and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
The meeting discussed developing cooperation in the sectors of trade, investment, agriculture, and energy security, especially in the field of natural gas, through the existing strategic partnership between Egypt and Italy’s Eni.
The talks equally covered the efforts deployed by Egypt to combat illegal migration as well as terrorism and extremist thought. In that area, the minister commended the role of Egypt in promoting the principles of tolerance and freedom of belief.
The minister also brought up the legal case of Italian student Giulio Regeni, who got murdered in Egypt a few years ago, requesting cooperation to unearth the truth and achieve justice.
Source: Egypt Today Magazine