Egypt 2017: Foreign political crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author (s): Khaled Fouad

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This report deals with the most important foreign affairs conflicts of the Egyptian regime during 2017, looking at each conflict from two views. The first is a discussion of the most important stages that the foreign affairs conflicts passed through from the beginning of 2017 until the end of the year.  The second is a discussion of the dimensions, complexity and general analysis of the conflict and its short-term effect.

First: The Regeni Case and development of Italy-Egypt Relations

Two years have passed since the murder of the Italian researcher Giulio Regine in Cairo, when his body was found on February 3, 2016 with signs of torture, which caused political crisis between the Egyptian regime and Italy. The failure of the Egyptian authorities to cooperate in the investigation of Regeni’s murder ended with Italy summoning its ambassador. Despite the repercussions of this incident, the path of diplomatic relations between the two sides has remained intact throughout 2017….

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