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Russian experts complete report on Egyptian airport security: Moscow

Results have yet to be announced, but could effect Moscow's decision whether to resume flights between Russia and Egypt

Ahram Online , Friday 11 Dec 2015
Egypt, Russia
An Egyptian military helicopter flies over debris from a Russian airliner which crashed at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, November 1, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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A Russian team, aided by Egyptian counterparts, has completed an audit of flight safety in Egypt following a Russian airliner crash over Sinai on 31 October, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said.

Dvorkovich told Russia's TASS news agency on Thursday he couldn’t reveal the results of the report as they “relate to another state’s security system.”

The report may help Russia determine whether to resume air services between Egypt and Russia, the deputy prime minister said.

Flights between the two countries were suspended in mid-November after a Russian passenger jet flying to St Petersburg from Sharm El-Sheikh crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 passengers on board. Russia followed several other countries, including the UK, in concluding that the plane had been downed by a bomb.

North Sinai based-militant group Ansar Beit El-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the plane crash. The group has pledged allegiance to Islamic State group in recent months.

The official investigation into the crash, which is headed by Egypt, is still ongoing, and no results have yet been announced.

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walid riad
12-12-2015 12:35pm
airport security
It is not only a problem of airports, it is the employees which do not get good salaries and they accept all money to increase there salaries.the sickness of Egypt is: Backschich,Corruption and no dicipline.
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Sam Enslow
12-12-2015 07:52am
Safety and...
This matter is not only about the real concerns about airport security. It is also about a shortage of hard currency in Russia which is being made worse by the rapid and continuing drop in oil prices. Note that the first sanctions placed on Turkey were restrictions on Russian tourism. Also there is a promotional campaign in Russia in favor of Russians taking their vacations in Russia. But where are the results of the Egyptian investigation. The delays, which extend beyond the time when everyone else has reached conclusions, make the investigation suspect. Sometimes Time is of the essence. People do not wait.
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