In Russia to discuss resumption of air links with Egypt

CC BY-SA 2.0 / Paul Frederickson / Sunset Hitting WingСамолет Plane in the sky. Archival photoIn Russia to discuss resumption of air links with EgyptCC BY-SA 2.0 / Paul Frederickson / Sunset Hitting Plane Wing

The issue of resumption of air communication with Egypt is now under consideration by the competent Russian authorities, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Oleg Syromolotov, who oversees anti-terrorism cooperation.

Answering the question about the evaluation work carried out in Egypt to prevent tragedies like the crash of Russian airliner over the Sinai in 2015, he noted that «we understand how important the issue of the resumption of direct air communication to our Egyptian partners and hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists.»

«The main priority for us remains the task of ensuring the safety of citizens of the Russian Federation», — said Syromolotov.

«Now the question of the resumption of air links with the Egyptian capital is about the Russian competent authorities. Hope that their findings will be positive,» he said, adding that the Egyptian side «has done much to improve standards of safety in its air harbours, in particular, in Cairo».

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