British foreign secretary to arrive in Cairo on Friday for first official visit

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Feb 2017

Boris Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will arrive in Cairo on Friday for his first visit to the country since assuming office last year, Egypt state news agency MENA reported.

Johnson is expected to hold talks with top Egyptian government officials in Cairo, including his counterpart Sameh Shoukry

A press conference is due to be held following the talks.

Johnson was appointed foreign secretary in July 2016.

The UK was among several western countries, including Russia, which banned flights to the Egyptian Red Sea resort Sharm El-Sheikh after a Russian airliner crashed on 31 October 2015, killing all 224 people on board.

There have since been talks between government officials of both countries to return air traffic to the popular beach resort.

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