CAIRO (Sputnik) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussing tourism cooperation issues and the situation in the Middle East.
Bogdanov, currently on a visit in Cairo, said after the meeting that resuming cooperation in the tourism sphere is in the interests of both Russia and Egypt. According to the Russian deputy foreign minister, Russian and Egyptian specialists are discussing practical ways of resuming air traffic between the two countries.
In late March, Bogdanov said that Russia and Egypt were in the final phase of work ahead of resuming air traffic between the two counties.
Earlier in March, Shoukry stated that the Russian authorities were satisfied with additional security measures introduced at Egyptian airports in the wake of the Russian passenger plane crash.
Russia and Egypt have been conduction a joint investigation into the plane crash and have been cooperating on enhancing the security of Egyptian airports.