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British ambassador welcomes Egypt's deal with international company to secure airports

Ambassador John Casson says that Britain wants to be the first to reinstate flights to Sinai's Sharm El-Sheikh

Ahram Online , Tuesday 22 Dec 2015
British Ambassador in Egypt John Casson	(Reuters)
British Ambassador in Egypt John Casson (Ahram Online)
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UK ambassador to Cairo John Casson welcomed on Tuesday the Egyptian government's agreement with international company Control Risk to review and enhance security conditions in Egypt's airports nationwide.

"This positive step again demonstrates that Egypt is moving to address international concerns and wants to make its airports a model of safety and service for the world," said Casson in his statement, praising Egypt's commitment to the highest stands of security at Egyptian airports.

The leading international security and risk advisory company will review the security procedures at airports.

Casson also stated that the deal would boost the joint plan that Britain and Egypt agreed on to soon allow the return of flights from the UK to Sharm El-Sheikh.

The UK made in early November a precautionary decision to suspend all flights by UK-based airlines over Egypt's central Sinai after fears that an explosive device was likely the cause of the Russian airliner crash in October over the peninsula, which killed all 224 people on board.

According to the press conference held earlier on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt's Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou revealed that Cairo and Sharm El-Sheikh airports will be the first to be reviewed  

"Britain wants to be the first to restart flights so that tourism can lead to the revival of Egypt's economy," he added.

Thousands of British tourists returned home from Sharm El-Sheikh following the decision to suspend flights, which negatively affected tourism in the famous Red Sea resort.  

The British decision was followed by similar measures by other countries who expressed concerns about the security procedures in Egyptian airports, especially the Sharm El-Sheikh airport. 

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Victor
24-12-2015 11:52pm
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I feel sorry for all the British as well as the Egyptians
simply the British can't fly to Sharm due to the airlines situation , in the same time they need a break holiday and i know a lots of them , they always have 3 and 4 holidays a year. but to stop the flights to Sharm( cheep destination, sunny all the year around, friendly people and good service according to the money that has been paid), that means the British will pay double price may be more of what they used to pay. which is too much for them. in the other hand, i know there are some many Egyptians have lost their job as a result for what happened. the Egyptians have nothing to do however the British has to stop their Government games , because simply it is dirty politics my friends and all of know that.
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expat
23-12-2015 03:10pm
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sorry,but your comments selection is funny
here again this eton-scholar doesnt understand,what he is praising! the egyptian government is well aware,that their security arround ALL egyptian airports is non existent or best limited. This has various reasons,one of them might be the status of the key employees as governmental sector,nearly un-dismissable well,as this character is so happy about the appointment of a private british company to monitor the state egyptian situation,he should be as well aware,that any incident now lies with FULL responsibility on britains shoulders! the private company has NO saying in the end about system and procedures well done, sir,you did your country a big favour....you didnt learn one thing from your colonial history
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alvin james
23-12-2015 12:04pm
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The UK Government must change its travel advice !
The UK may very well be the first or one of the first countries to resume flights ... as not all countries, i.e. Germany, Switzerland, etc, stopped flights !! We can understand one's concerns amidst a sea of uncertainty but I do not understand different and conflicting decisions and advice given by the various European governments with regards to Sharm Airport in particular and Egyptian airports in general. Just as we do not understand the vast discrepancies in travel advisories for different parts of Egypt issued by those same governments, and notably the ridiculous travel advisory of the UK against travel to the area of Dahab and Nuweiba which is, as the many British living in the area will confirm, is safer than most parts of Egypt and even Europe !!
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Steve
22-12-2015 11:43pm
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When can we fly to Sharm
Daesh wins yet again? We travel 6 times a year to Sharm. Love it and lovely friends! When can we go back? Lots of damage, financially, to our friends and ruined our retirement!! AND ruined their tourist economy! Yes airport was a joke but constant checks now should suffice???
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Maureen Read
22-12-2015 10:06pm
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flights from UK to Sharm
Hi This is a very interesting read but the burning question is When will we be able to fly to sharm from the UK....I have so far had our flights cancelled on 5th and 22nd November and 7th February we are next due to fly out on the 8th May 2016 it would help everyone if we actually know when flights are going re start flying again rather than this story!!
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