Egypt airports' security complies with Russia's demands: Sputnik

Sputnik, Wednesday 23 Nov 2016

Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt after an Airbus A321 plane flying to St. Petersburg crashed on the Sinai Peninsula soon after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31, 2015, killing all 224 people aboard

A security officer in front of the luggage-screening section at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport in 2015 (photo:AP)

Egypt has complied with all recommendations by Russian experts on strengthening security at its airports, Russian Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov said Wednesday.

Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt after an Airbus A321 plane flying to St. Petersburg crashed on the Sinai Peninsula soon after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31, 2015, killing all 224 people aboard.

"All previous recommendations have been met," Okulov told reporters in Moscow.

"We can prepare a new inspection [of security at Egyptian airports] in a week or 10 days," Okulov said adding that the ministry had not yet received an invitation from Cairo.

Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said in October this year that a decision on the resumption of the Egypt-Russia air travel may be taken before the end of 2016.

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