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British MPs discuss airport security with Egypt's interior minister

The parliamentary delegation has also met with President El-Sisi, the speaker of the Egyptian parliament, and the ministers of tourism, defence, justice and international cooperation

Ahram Online , Friday 29 Jul 2016
Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar discussed security cooperation with a British parliamentary delegation in Cairo headed by MP Gerald Howarth on Thursday, a ministry statement said.

The delegation said the British government is eager to develop security cooperation with Egypt in terms of fighting terrorist organisations, and securing airports and ports, according to the statement.

A delegation of British aviation experts visited Cairo airport earlier this month for security inspections and is yet to issue a report about security procedures.

The British parliamentary delegation arrived in Cairo on Monday for a five-day visit, and have had meetings with President El-Sisi; the speaker of the Egyptian parliament, Ali Abdel-Aal; and the ministers of tourism, defence, justice and international cooperation.

The MPs also said the British government looks forward to the resumption of the flow of tourists from the UK.

The British government suspended flights from UK airports to Sharm El-Sheikh last year after Russian airliner crashed in Sinai, killing all on board. The ban has yet to be lifted.

Abdel-Ghaffar reiterated government statements that fighting terrorism requires international cooperation.  
 

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