British tourists will return to Egypt in a ‘few weeks': official
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CAIRO: British tourism will return to Egypt, particularly to Sharm el Sheikh, in the coming few weeks, said Chairperson of the British-Egyptian Business Association Sameh Saif al-Yazal in a press conference Wednesday.

The return of British tourism depended on reports conducted by a U.K. security delegation, tasked to check the security measures in Egyptian airports, al-Yazal added, noting that the outcomes in the reports were “positive.”

A U.K delegation of aviation and counter-terrorism experts visited Cairo on Nov. 18, discussing strategic joint plan for returning the British tourists as soon as possible, al-Yazal continued. The Association will send delegation to U.K. for attracting new investments to Egypt, he said.

Following the Oct. 31 crash of Russian passenger plane in central Sinai 32 minutes after it took place from Sharm el Shiekh Airport, Russia and Britain evacuated their nationals from the Red Sea-located city to which Britain and Ireland suspended its flights.

Additional reporting by Yasmine Samra.

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  1. Jean Pearce
    November 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Really pleased about that.really didn’t want to go anywhere else.

  2. Maria Brusdeylins
    November 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Insh’allah – and every other country of this world.
    I love Egypt and come back for my holidays every year, no matter whats going to happen.

  3. Katrina Stone
    November 27, 2015 at 12:55 am

    This should never have happened in first place. A lot of peoples lively hoods at stake. NO WORK, NO PAY. X

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