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    Egypt Makes Progress in Ensuring Airport Security - Russian Transport Ministry

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    Egypt has recently made a significant progress in ensuring security at its airports, the Russian Transport Ministry said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt after an Airbus A321 plane flying to St. Petersburg crashed on the Sinai Peninsula soon after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31, 2015, killing all 224 people aboard.

    "The resumption of air travel [between Russia and Egypt] will be possible only after the Egyptian side satisfies all demands by Russian experts on ensuring security at domestic airports. Our Egyptian colleagues have made  a significant progress in that respect, and our cooperation has a constructive nature," the ministry said in a statement.

    Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said in October this year that a decision on the resumption of the Egypt-Russia air travel may be taken before the end of 2016.

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