Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, reached an agreement on the resumption of flights between their two countries today.
These Egyptian airports include Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidency.
According to the Egyptian presidency, Egyptian leader Al Sisi welcomed – during a phone call he received from his Russian counterpart – the decision to continue flights between the two countries, stressing that this decision will promote bilateral relations between the two countries. two countries and will increase tourism between them.
For his part, Russian President Putin expressed his country’s desire to further strengthen strong bilateral relations with Egypt, praising the long-standing cooperation between the two countries as well as Egypt’s recent economic achievements and major national development projects. carries out.
The two leaders also discussed the latest developments on regional issues, such as the situation in Libya, as well as developments in the Great Ethiopian Dam.
It should be noted that Russia suspended its direct flights to the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, as well as to other Egyptian airports after the deadly crash of a Russian passenger plane in northern Sinai in October 2015, where it had as a result 224 people lost their lives.
As a result of the Egyptian efforts, Russia had resumed its flights only to Cairo in April 2018.