Egypt has enhanced security measures at airports and resorts, Russian Ambassador in Cairo



Thu, 05 Aug 2021 - 07:58 GMT


Thu, 05 Aug 2021 - 07:58 GMT

CAIRO – 5 August 2021:  Russian Ambassador in Cairo Georgiy Borisenko, said, Thursday, that Moscow is assured, the Egyptian authorities have enhanced all needed security measures at airports and resorts.

In an article published by Russian Sputnik news agency he wished Russians ‘a safe and comfortable stay’ during their visit.

He added that it was not easy for Russia to take any decisions regarding resuming direct flights after the tragic plan crash incident in Sharm El-Sheikh 2015

However, Russia is convinced that in recent years, airports and resorts in Egypt have greatly enhanced security, Borisenko said.

He added that “Therefore, we expect that Russian tourists who remember traditional Egyptian hospitality and miss the Red Sea so much will have a safe and comfortable stay."

July 24, the Russian embassy in Cairo announced that air flights between Russia and Egypt’s Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh will resume on August 9, 2021,

“On August 9, five flights a week from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh will be carried out. A further decision to increase the number of flights on these destinations, including from other cities of our country, will be made as a result of the Russian delegation's visit to Egypt to assess the epidemiological situation,” the statement read.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call in April, to fully resume flights between the two countries, especially to the coastal cities of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, after six years of hiatus to these touristic destinations.

Flights between two countries were suspended at late October 2015 after a bomb downed a Russian flight carrying holidaymakers from the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, killing all 224 people on board, mostly Russian tourists. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group.

In January 2018, Russia decided to resume the flights to Egypt’s Cairo International Airport after Egypt has been implementing new, tighter security measures at all of its airports to meet the Russian demands necessary for the resumption of flights.




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