<h3>Egypt and Italy have decided to restore diplomatic ties after over a year since the murder of 28-year-old Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Egyptian capital Cairo.</h3> <p>Italian and Egyptian ambassadors in both countries will resume work on September 14 after they were withdrawn in April 2016, Egyptian news agency <span class="caps">MENA</span> reports.</p> <p>Italian foreign minister Angelino Alfano announced on Monday the decision to reinstate Ambassador Giampaolo Cantini to Cairo.</p> <p>The Italian news agency <span class="caps">ANSA</span> quoted the minister as saying the reinstatement is intended to find the truth behind the killing of the student.</p> <p>“The day the body of Giulio Regeni was found, bilateral relations suffered a big blow … Egypt is an inextricable partner of Italy, and also Italy is an inextricable partner of Egypt. Therefore, it is impossible for our countries not to have high-level political and diplomatic dialogue,” Alfano said.</p> <p>Regeni, a post-graduate student of the Cambridge University went missing on January 25 in Egypt where he had been researching the country’s labour unions.</p> <p>His body was found nine days later on the side of a road in the capital, Cairo. There have since been varied accounts about how he was killed. </p> <p>Initially, an Egyptian gang said to be specialised in kidnapping foreigners was blamed for Regeni’s death. All 4 members of the gang were however said to have been shot dead by Egyptian forces and some of the relatives held for questioning.</p> <p>The account has since changed with the Egyptian police saying they had detained Regeni on the day he was said to have gone missing.</p>
The day the body of Giulio Regeni was found, bilateral relations suffered a big blow ... Egypt is an inextricable partner of Italy, and also Italy is an inextricable partner of Egypt.