"The persistence of tensions and violence in the streets of Egypt heightens our concern with every day that passes. A return to democratic dialogue is more crucial and urgent than ever before for launching an inclusive transition.
But this will not happen as long as the extraordinary measures last and fundamental freedoms are not guaranteed to all Egyptians within a framework of transparency and legal certainty.
In this regard, especially positive significance would be associated with a rapid solution to the case of Mohamed Morsi – of whose no news has been forthcoming for several days now – and, in general, to the various cases of arbitrary arrest.
All political actors must enjoy the basic guarantees of open expression and peaceful participation in political life. And all political actors must demonstrate democratic trustworthiness by abstaining from every form of incitement to violence.
In the pursuance of these objectives, specific responsibility rests with the interim government. Italy will not fail to ensure it support for that pursuance, with a view to upholding the hopes of the Egyptian people”.