CAIRO: Speaker of the Russian State Duma (Parliament) Sergey Naryshkin said Wednesday that flights would be resumed to Egypt after opening a Russian consulate in Sharm el Sheikh, Youm7 reported.
Naryshkin’s remarks came during his attendance of the inauguration of the 47th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) that kicked off Wednesday.
“For the next time, I hope to meet Egyptians in the Russian Book Fair,” Naryshkin said, adding that he met with fresh graduates of Russian university in Egypt during his visit to the fair.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed Tuesday the resumption of flights with Naryshkin, his office stated. The Duma speaker and his accompanying parliamentary delegation is visiting Egypt for two days, and holding discussions with his Egyptian counterpart Ali Abdel-Aal.
Moscow suspended flights to Egypt and imposed a ban on EgyptAir flights to Russia after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Central Sinai Oct. 31, 2015, claiming the lives of all 224 passengers and crew on board.