MOSCOW, January 25. Russia and Egypt are interested in the restoration of relations in the sphere of tourism and air transport, told journalists the Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin.
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“Our side, of course, are interested in the full restoration of economic relations, including tourism and services between our countries”, – said Naryshkin, who headed the parliamentary delegation will visit Cairo on 26-27 January.
“But it (restore air links) will be possible only in the case of a full guarantee the safety of our citizens,” warned the speaker.
The visit to Egypt
The Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin said that he plans to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his visit to that country on 26-27 January.
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“The program of the visit was my meeting with the Egyptian President Mr El-Sisi and President of the chamber of deputies of the Republic”, – informed the journalists Naryshkin heading a parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation.
He also confirmed that Russia will continue “active cooperation (with Egypt) on international and regional security, cooperation in combating international terrorism.”
The state Duma speaker said that he also plans to participate in the opening of the 48th Cairo international book fair.
The Tragedy A321
The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed on October 31 last year after about half an hour after departure.
The cause of the crash A321 was a terrorist attack
All on Board 217 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
On 6 November, the President of the Russian Federation agreed with the recommendations of the NAC to suspend air traffic with Egypt. On the same day all Russian commercial airlines and operators of General aviation has suspended the implementation of regular transit and Charter flights to Egypt. As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until after the investigation into the crash of an Airbus A321, and until then, while in Egypt will not be provided the proper level of security.