Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
MOSCOW, July 28 /TASS/. Russian and Egyptian investigators have agreed to cooperate in establishing the causes of an A321 Russian airliner crash over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, 2015, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the Russian Investigation Committee, told TASS after a working meeting between Investigation Committee Chief Alexander Bastrykin and Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor Nabil Sadek.
The sides discussed possible interaction in establishing the causes of the A321 plane crash in which more than 217 Russian citizens died as well as the course of investigations pursued by the Russian Investigation Committee and Egypt’s competent bodies.
"The heads of the two agencies agreed on the need to develop bilateral cooperation on this issue, including prompt information exchanges and the stepping up of direct contacts between Russian and Egyptian investigators and experts in a prescribed manner," Markin said.
The sides said the results of the joint investigation would be important for strengthening reciprocal relations between Russia and Egypt in the provision of national security. Alexander Bastrykin and Nabil Sadek discussed a possibility of concluding a bilateral agreement with an aim to strengthen contacts and raise the efficiency of cooperation on questions of mutual interest.
Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi and Egypt’s ambassador to Russia were present at the Russian-Egyptian talks, Markin said.
Russia’s A321 Kogalymavia aircraft crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31 last year in a terror attack. Seven crew members and 217 passengers, who were onboard, died.