Egyptian President Abdulfettah Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached an agreement on the resumption of flights between the two countries, which were stopped about 5.5 years ago.
According to a statement made by the Egyptian Presidency, Sisi and Putin met on the phone.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the developments regarding Libya and the Hedasi Dam, the Suez Canal economic zone and the Dabaa nuclear power plant.
At the meeting, after the successful cooperation between Egypt and Russia, an agreement was reached on the full initiation of air traffic between the two countries, including Egypt’s Hurghada and Sharm al-Sheikh airports.
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Sisi stated that they welcomed the decision to resume air traffic with Russia and that they expect the decision to be effective for the further development of relations between the two countries.
Russian State Minister Putin also stated that they are determined to improve bilateral relations with Egypt in various directions. Putin stressed that Moscow is confident in the important role of Cairo in the stability of its regional environment.
Sharm al-Sheikh-St. The Russian passenger plane, which made the St. Petersburg flight, crashed in the northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, with 217 passengers and 7 crew members, 17 of whom were children, shortly after taking off on October 31, 2015. After the incident, air traffic between Egypt and Russia was stopped.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Egypt on April 12 to discuss strengthening relations, including a complete resumption of air traffic between the two countries.
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