UK national security delegation in Cairo for talks
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7

CAIRO: U.K. Deputy National Security Adviser Julian Miller and an accompanying delegation arrived in Cairo Tuesday to meet with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Wednesday, DPA reported.

Shoukry and Miller will discuss the latest developments in the Middle East and enhance cooperation on the level of countering extremist groups.

The meeting will also tackle the situation in Syria and Libya, Youm7 reported.

The British delegation’s visit will last for three days, according to DPA, to meet with different officials.

The U.K. was one of the first Western states to state that a bomb had probably been planted inside the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai Oct. 31 before investigations began, prompting criticism on the part of the Egyptians. Shoukry also said in the aftermath of the crash that the U.K. had not shared intelligence information with Egypt.

Russia, however, has recently said that a bomb was behind the downing of the jet, and also praised London’s disclosure of intelligence to Moscow.

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