CAIRO: The decision by some European countries to warn against travel to Sharm el-Sheikh and other Red Sea areas after the February Taba bombing was rushed, Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said Saturday.
Atty added that there were “quick diplomatic actions” taken by the minister of foreign affairs, in coordination with the minister of tourism and diplomatic missions abroad, to clarify security conditions in the country and resolve the issue.
A blast had hit a tourist bus in Taba on Feb. 16, leaving three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian bus driver dead. It also resulted in several injuries.
Originally published in Youm7.