President Sisi (L) meets Italy's Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France - Press photo
CAIRO - 26 August 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has discussed the issue of the Italian PhD mysteriously killed in Cairo in 2016 with resigned Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
During their meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France's Biarritz, Sisi highlighted the big efforts Egypt exerted in the past few years to uncover the murder of Giulio Regeni in terms of complete transparency, Radi said in an interview with DMC.
The meeting has focused on three main axes, including the bilateral relations and economic partnership between both countries, especially in light of the developmental projects being implemented in Egypt, according to Radi.
This summit is one of the most prominent gatherings worldwide, where international industrial and commercial decisions are taken, Radi said, adding that political and security issues are also being discussed.
This year's summit tackles a number of issues that concern the world, including security and combating terrorism and extremism, besides dealing with terrorist organizations' recruitment of youth worldwide via internet.
Conte resigned on Tuesday, Aug. 25 following a clash with the ruling League party, whose leader, Matteo Salvini, also serving as the country's interior minister, had decided to present a no-confidence motion in the coalition government, calling on Conte to step down.
G7 stands for seven countries (U.S., the UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada), which represent 40 percent of the global GDP, according to the official website of the Elysee.
France had previously hosted the G7 summits six times since the establishment of the group in 1975 to tackle global issues of peace, security, health, education, environment, climate change, counterterrorism, etc.