Italian PhD student vanishes in Egypt

Rome, Feb 1 (IANS/AKI) Italy has urged Egypt to locate an Italian doctoral student who “mysteriously disappeared” in Cairo on January 25, the foreign ministry said.

“The Italian embassy in Cairo and the foreign ministry are closely following with great concern the fate of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old student who has mysteriously disappeared in the centre of the Egyptian capital,” said the ministry in a statement.

Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni spoke on the phone with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and asked him to “do his utmost” to trace Regeni and inform Italy on the student’s condition.

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