Egypt, US discuss boosting cooperation in civil aviation field

MENA , Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Dec 2018

Egypt's minister of civil aviation Younes El-Masry (L) meeting with US homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday December 11, 2018 (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation Younes El-Masry discussed on Tuesday with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen means of boosting bilateral cooperation in the civil aviation field.

The officials discussed a number of issues of mutual concern in relation to the air transport industry.

During the meeting, the two ministers agreed to develop the memorandum of understanding signed between Cairo and Washington in 1997.

The Egyptian minister said that ties between both countries are strong and strategic.

Meanwhile, the US minister hailed the security measures taken at Egyptian airports over the past period, which she said resulted in resuming commercial flights between the two countries as of January 2019.

Nielsen also called for continuing bilateral coordination and cooperation with the aim of confronting challenges of common interest that face air transport industry in all world countries. 

The US minister is currently in an official visit to Cairo heading a high-level delegation. 

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