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    British Prime Minister David Cameron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi agreed that it is necessary to increase security at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport in the wake of the Russian airliner crash, a Downing Street spokesperson said Wednesday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — Airbus A321 operated by Russia’s Kogalymavia airline crashed en route from a popular resort in Sharm El-Sheikh to the Russian city of St. Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board, mostly Russian nationals. The air crash is the largest civilian aviation disaster in Russian history.

    The two leaders held a telephone conversation on Tuesday, the spokesperson said, noting that the cause of the plane crash is unknown yet.

    They agreed that "it would be prudent to ensure the tightest possible security arrangements at Sharm el-Sheikh airport as a precautionary measure."

    Cameron and Sisi are due to meet in London on Thursday. The Egypt-led investigation of the A321 plane crash will be on the agenda as part of a wider dialogue on security cooperation between Egypt and the United Kingdom.

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