Russian experts have begun checking Cairo airport

Russian experts have begun checking Cairo airport

CAIRO, July 26. /TASS/. A group of Russian experts in the field of aviation security on Wednesday began to check in at Cairo international airport. This was announced by the representative of the airport authority.

According to him, a group of experts from Russia has arrived in the Egyptian capital on a flight from Turkey on Tuesday evening. It is composed of five people. According to reports, the Russian experts will meet in the Egyptian capital a few days.

The main task of the Russian group will be on security systems, checking of baggage and personal inspection of passengers in the arrivals and departures in the new terminal 2. The program group includes the diagnosis of the operation of the new biometric system, which was commissioned about 10 days ago.

The Russian government on 17 February approved the Protocol on aviation security between Russia and Egypt, prepared by the Ministry of transport. The Protocol involves the implementation by the Russian representatives monitor the implementation of aviation security measures by the Egyptian experts in the international airports of the Republic. The timing of the resumption of flights depends on eliminating Egyptian side observations concerning aviation security measures.

At the end of December 2016, Russian aviation specialists held a regular inspection Cairo airport. On January 19 a group of experts from Russia returned after inspection of airports of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. Then the Cairo airport was not included in the inspection program of the Russian group, since it is not fully installed biometric monitoring systems.

Negotiations on the resumption of air links with Egypt lasts from the end of 2015. Flights ceased in November 2015 after the terrorist attack on the plane “Kogalymavia”, which was flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Petersburg.