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    Egypt Aviation Ministry Confirms Russian Air Safety Delegation Visit Next Week

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    Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry confirmed to Sputnik on Monday it expects Russian aviation security experts to visit Cairo next week, although the visit's exact date has not yet been defined.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — The ministry's confirmation comes after a Cairo International Airport source told Egypt's Al-Wafd daily that the Russian delegation was expected sometime between January 18-20.

    "We agreed with the Russian delegation about a visit next week, but its date is not precisely defined," ministry deputy spokesman Riham Hilo said.

    Russian experts inspected security measures at Cairo International Airport's second terminal in a three-day visit late last month, and are drafting a security report, the Russian Transport Ministry said earlier in the day.

    Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt after a St. Petersburg-bound Airbus A321 crashed in the Sinai Peninsula soon after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31, 2015, killing all 224 people aboard.


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