MOSCOW, November 7. The suspension of flights to Egypt discussed the envoy of the Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov and Egyptian Ambassador in Moscow Mohammed al-Badri. This was reported in the Russian depodesta on the results of the meeting, held at the Ambassador’s request.
“Practical aspects of further strengthening of Russian-Egyptian cooperation in connection with the ongoing investigation into the crash of the Russian airliner in the Sinai on October 31, as well as the decision to temporarily suspend flights of Russian airlines in Egypt”, – said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 November announced that it agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until the end of investigation of accident of the plane “Kogalymavia” in Egypt, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security. Putin instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens in return from Egypt.
All Russian commercial airlines and operators of General aviation has suspended the performance of all regular transit and Charter flights to Egypt with passengers on Board from 20:00 on 6 November.
According to Rostourism, in Egypt, mainly in the Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, there are about 79 thousand Russians.
The suspension of air links with Egypt. Chronicle of events
The investigation of the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt. Chronicle of events