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    Russia, Egypt Transport Ministers Discuss Aviation Security at Regular Talks

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    Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov discussed aviation security measures with his Egyptian counterpart, Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi, the Russian ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov discussed step-by-step aviation security measures at regular consultations with his Egyptian counterpart, Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi, the Russian ministry said Friday.

    “Sokolov held another round of technical consultations with his counterpart… The meeting took place in a constructive atmosphere, the parties again discussed a step-by-step action plan for measures in the field of civil aviation,” the ministry said.

    Sokolov said this week safety experts planned a visit to Egypt to inspect airport security in September.

    Fathi announced during a visit to Moscow earlier in July that an investigation into Russia's A321 passenger plane crash over the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015 was entering final stages.

    The plane, operated by the Russian air carrier Kogalymavia and carrying 224 people, was heading to St. Petersburg from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh. Russia's Investigative Committee has officially classified the plane crash as a terrorist attack.

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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)

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