Foreign experts hail additional security measures at Egypt airports: FM 
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - AP/Amr Nabil

CAIRO:  Foreign security experts expressed their ‘satisfaction’ with the enhanced security measures at Egyptian airports, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was quoted by Youm7 Tuesday.

According to the reports submitted by Russian and British security experts, the security measures, which had been implemented at Egypt’s Cairo, Sharm al Sheikh and Hurghada airports are “compatible with the international security standards,” said Shoukry.

The remarks coincided with Shoukry’s two-day visit to Moscow Tuesday where he is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and discuss the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt, which were suspended following the Russian airliner crashed over Sinai late October killing all 224 passengers aboard.

In a bid to restore confidence in Egypt’s aviation system, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou revealed the ministry’s plan to establish a Joint Stock Company for the management of airport and aviation security measures, Youm7 reported Saturday.

In December 2015, Egypt has hired global consultancy Control Risks to review security at some of its airports.


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