Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to discuss the latest developments of the hijacked EgyptAir flight, Egypt's state TV says.
El-Sisi has stressed that Egypt is concerned for the safety and security of all passengers of the hijacked plane, state TV quoted him as saying.
A hijacker early on Tuesday diverted an EgyptAir flight, headed from Alexandria to Cairo, to Larnaca, Cyprus. The airline later said all passengers on board were released except four non-Egyptian passengers and the crew.
Egyptian state TV aired a picture of the hijacker aboard the plane, identifying him as Ibrahem Samaha, without reporting his nationality.