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Egypt, Italy strike major military deal despite Regeni case

Italy and Egypt are set to cut a major military deal, apparently disregarding tensions caused by the murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni in Cairo back in 2016.
Activists of human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) take part in a demonstration in Piazza Castello in Turin on January 25, 2020, to mark the fourth anniversary since the disappearance of Italian student Giulio Regeni. - Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University PhD student from Italy, disappeared on January 25, 2016 in central Cairo, as police were out in force in anticipation of protests that day. His body was later found by the side of a road bearing signs of torture. He had been researchi

CAIRO — Despite the differences between Egypt and Italy over the case of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student whose body was found in Cairo on Feb. 3, 2016, Italian newspapers recently reported that Rome agreed to a major military deal with Cairo

According to experts and observers who spoke to Al-Monitor, military and economic cooperation between the two countries is steady and strong and unaffected by any differences.

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