News

Russian Aviation Experts Inspect Airport Security in Egypt’s Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh

Russian Aviation Experts Inspect Airport Security in Egypt’s Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh

_86576981_86576980

A delegation of Russian aviation security experts has arrived in Cairo for a seven-day visit to inspect Egyptian authorities’ security procedures at Sharm al-Sheikh and Hurghada airports, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement.

The Russian experts will coordinate and cooperate with officials from Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority during the inspections.

“The Russian delegation in coordination with officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation will examine Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports,” the statement read.

Sadiq al-Shura, head of Hurghada International Airport, said that the delegation consists of five experts from the Russian Ministry of Transport and will begin its visit at Hurghada airport, according to privately owned Youm7.

He went on to say that the delegation will inspect departure and arrival halls, as well as the methods used to inspect passengers and their luggage.

This is the second visit from Russia aimed at examining Egyptian security measures at airports since October last year when a Russian passenger plane crashed over the Sinai Peninsula after a bomb that had been planted onboard the plane exploded.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the problem with ensuring Russian tourists’ security in Egypt has not yet been solved, according to Russian state media TASS.

Flights will only resume between the two countries when procedures have been put in place allowing Russian officials to work with Egyptian authorities to check passengers, luggage and food onboard airplanes, he continued.

“No such scheme in the work with Egyptian colleagues has been found so far but our special services and law enforcement bodies are working with Egyptian friends on this issue,” Putin stressed.

The Russian plane crash has dealt a major blow to Egypt’s tourism industry, which is considered a cornerstone of the economy and a major earner of foreign currency.

Egypt’s tourism revenues have dropped by approximately USD 1.3 billion since the crash of the Russian Metrojet airliner in the Sinai Peninsula last year, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said in February.

Russian tourists constitute one of the main groups of foreign visitors to Egypt’s vacation destinations along the Red Sea.

400 Refugees Drown While Crossing from Egypt to Italy: Reports
Environmental Impact of the Egypt-Saudi Bridge

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

City-Wide Security Cameras to Cover Egypt’s New Capital

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2019

Egypt Cleans and Removes Slums Near Oldest Jewish Cemetries

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 21, 2019

Port Said Stadium Chosen Among AFCON 2019 Venues

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 21, 2019

Egypt’s Sisi Makes ‘First Step’ in Recognizing Armenian Genocide: ANCE

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 19, 2019

Uber Egypt Will Start Paying Value-Added Tax to Appease White Taxi Drivers

Nour EltiganiFebruary 19, 2019

Explosion Behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Photojournalist Shawkan’s Release Procedures Supposedly Underway

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Apple and Google Urged to Remove Saudi App ‘Absher’ for Tracking Women

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.