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Flights between Russia and Egypt may be resumed in October — source

September 28, 2016, 18:35 UTC+3

Russian Deputy PM Dvorkovich will hold meeting on resumption of flights with Egypt next week, according to a source

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MOSCOW, September 28 /TASS/. Air traffic between Russia and Egypt may resume in October, a source close to the Transport Ministry of Russia told TASS.

The source said that this period was discussed during the visit of Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov to Egypt.

"Yesterday at a meeting with the Egyptian President Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that Russia is ready to resume air communication with Egypt in October, if the Egyptian airports confirm the reuired level of safety," he said.

The source said Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, will hold a meeting next week to discuss the resumption of flight connection with Egypt.

"The meeting with Dvorkovich is scheduled for next week," the source said. "They will discuss the resumption of flight connection with Egypt."

The press service of the Transport Ministry does not comment on this information.

Russia’s Deputy Transport Minister Nikolay Zakhryapin met Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation Sharif Fathi last week. Following the meeting the sides noted the progress regarding the issue of security provision in Egyptian airports.

Earlier Sokolov said flights from Russia to Cairo airport will only be resumed.

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