Russian tourists to return to Egypt by summer: Russia FM
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov - AP

CAIRO: Russia’s flights to Egypt are anticipated to resume by the beginning of the summer, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was reported by TASS Russian News Agency Friday.

“Work is in progress, let’s hope flights will resume by the summer,” TASS quoted Bogdanov.

On Nov. 6, flights between the two countries were suspended after a Russian passenger plane crashed over Sinai, killing all 224 on board.

“Currently, work is proceeding vigorously. I think that just certain technical details remain. Of course, they are important, but Russian and Egyptian representatives are cooperating at an expert level,” Sputnik News quoted the diplomat as saying.

After the crash, Egyptian airports came under scrutiny, with several countries dispatching security teams reviewing safety procedures at airports. Egypt has hired Control Risks to up security standards at its airports.

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