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Russian security experts inspect Egypt's Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh airports

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Apr 2019
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File Photo of Security officers check passengers' belongings at the airport of the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, November 6, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

Russian security experts have started safety inspections at the airports of the Egyptian Red Sea resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, a spokeswoman for the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) told Sputnik.

On 6 April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Cairo with an accompanying delegation.

Lavrov discussed with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi bilateral cooperation and the resumption of air traffic between Russian cities and Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada.

During the meetings, El-Sisi called on Russia to end the flight suspension soon.

Russia suspended air traffic with Egypt in October 2015 after the crash of a Russian passenger flight from Egypt’s popular tourist resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, which killed all 224 people on board.

However, flights were resumed from and to the capital Cairo in April 2018, ending a more than two-and-a-half-year suspension.

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