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Абдель Фаттах ас-Сиси рассказал о работе по возобновлению авиасообщения с Россией The joint work of the Egyptian and Russian sides on the resumption of flights between the countries continues, there is hope for a speedy resumption of flights, said in an interview to the leading Egyptian newspaper, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, reports RIA Novosti.

“The resumption of air links, is ongoing joint work between the responsible authorities in Egypt and Russia, and we hope — in light of all that has been done — what happens early resumption of flights”, — quotes the Sunday words of Egyptian leader newspaper “al-Ahram”.

Flights to Egypt from Russia, the flow of tourists was suspended after the accident the Russian passenger plane in Sinai in late October 2015. The investigation is still ongoing. The main version is an explosion on Board. Of the Russian Federation stated the need for security in the airports of Egypt for the resumption of flights between the two countries.

Transport Minister RF Maxim Sokolov at the end of September was on a visit to Egypt at the head of the delegation of the Russian Ministry. The talks it was assessed as constructive, said a big step forward in security Egyptian airports, however, pointed out that to talk about restoring air links with Russia prematurely.

The Russian side expects, in particular, that Egypt will soon establish their airports automatic system biometric access employees. Also there are claims to video surveillance on the perimeter of the airport and air terminal complexes, organization of special zones preflight inspection of passengers, provide additional screening and security measures directly at the exit of “gates” on Board the aircraft in “clean” area.